Answer :

In the given figure, let AB be the tower. Let P and C be the points on the ground 4 m and 9 m from the foot of the tower. Join B, P and C. So, BC = 9m, BP = 4m. Again join P and C with A. Then we get two right-angled triangles ABP and ABC with right angle at B. Also, ∠APB and ∠ACB are given to be complementary. So, ∠APB + ∠ACB = 90°. We have to show that the height of the tower is 6 m.

We find the value of AB from ∆ABC using tan and also using the fact that tan(90-θ) = cotθ.

In ∆ABC,

or,

We will now use the above-found value of AB in ∆APB.

From ∆APB,

or,

or,

or,

Now,

Hence, proved.

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?

We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.

Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Expertsview all courses

Dedicated counsellor for each student

24X7 Doubt Resolution

Daily Report Card

Detailed Performance Evaluation