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**The shadow of a pole 5√3cm on high is 5.5cm. find the angle of elevation of the sun.**

**A.**** ****60⁰**

**B.**** 45⁰**

**C.**** ****75⁰**

**D.**** 50⁰**

**This question obviously has a typo error, the correct question should read:**

**The shadow of a pole 5√3cm high is 5.0cm. find the angle of elevation of the sun.**

**QUICK ANSWER…**

**A**

**DETAILS…**

**We would have to sketch this problem to easily understand what we are doing.**

**From the sketch, Θ = angle of elevation of the sun from the ground.**

**Using SOHCAHTOA,**

**Tan Θ = 5√3/5 = √3**

**Θ = tan¯¹ √3 = 60⁰**

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

**Option A is correct.****Option B is incorrect.****C is not correct.****D is not the correct answer.**

**KEY-POINTS…**

**You may please note these/this:**

**The actual shadow of the pole will be that formed on the ground from the foot of the pole.****Angle of elevation here will be that from the ground to the sun through the path of the hypotenuse.****If you love our answers, you can login to comment and say hi to us at the comment section…**

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**/ culled from 2020 JAMB-UTME mathematics past question 18 /**