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Homework Help: Heights and distances (Trigno.)

  1. Jul 6, 2012 #1
    A man is standing on a 8 metre shadow of a 6 metre pole. The shadow of the man is 2.5 metre long. What is the height of the man?

    tan a(angle of elevation) = 3/4 with respect to the pole,
    stuck after that......
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  3. Jul 6, 2012 #2


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    Hi Kartik! :smile:

    Forget about tan, just use similar triangles. :wink:
  4. Jul 6, 2012 #3
    The man is definitely forgetting about tan if he's standing in the shadow. :tongue:

    (Sorry... :redface: )
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2012
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