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# The shadow of a pole 5√3cm on high is 5.5cm…

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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 of elevation of the sun.

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 ,

Tan Θ = 5√3/5 = √3

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Θ = tan¯¹ √3 = 60⁰

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

1. Option A is correct.
2. Option B is incorrect.
3. C is not correct.
4. D is not the correct answer.

## KEY-POINTS…

• 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.
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