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# The angle of elevation of the top of a tree from a point on the ground 60m

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**The angle of elevation of the top of a tree from a point on the ground 60m away from the foot of the tree is 78****. Find the height of the tree correct to the nearest whole number.**

- A.
**148m** - B.
**382m** - C.
**248m** - D.
**282m**

**QUICK ANSWER…**

**D**

**SOLUTION****… **** **

**Data given:**

**Angle of elevation =**** 78**

**Distance of the tree from the point of reference = 60m**

**Height of the tree = H = ?**

**Using soh-cah-toa,**

**We’re dealing with opposite and adjacent, we will use TOA,**

**Tan78 = H/60**

**H = 60tan78 = 282.3 = 282m**

**Now for the right answer to the above question:**

**Option A is incorrect.****Option B is incorrect.****C is incorrect.****D is the correct answer.**

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**You may please note the****se/this****:**

**Angle of elevation of a point is the angle a straight line from the point makes with the horizontal.**

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**/culled from 2019 JAMB-UTME mathematics question 2 /**

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