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Two ships are sailing in the sea on the two sides of a lighthouse. The angle of elevation of the top of the lighthouse is observed from the ships are 30º and 45º respectively. If the lighthouse is 100 m high, the distance between the two ships is:

A) 173 m | B) 200 m |

C) 273 m | D) 300 m |

Explanation:

Let AB be the lighthouse and C and D be the positions of the ships.

Subject: Height and Distance - Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic Ability

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An observer 1.6 m tall is away from a tower. The angle of elevation from his eye to the top of the tower is 30º. The heights of the tower is:

A) 21.6 m | B) 23.2 m |

C) 24.72 m | D) None of these |

Explanation:

Draw BE CD

Then, CE = AB = 1.6 m,

BE = AC =

CD = CE + DE = (1.6 + 20) m = 21.6 m.

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A man standing at a point P is watching the top of a tower, which makes an angle of elevation of 30º with the man's eye. The man walks some distance towards the tower to watch its top and the angle of the elevation becomes 60º. What is the distance between the base of the tower and the point P?

A) Data inadequate | B) 8 units |

C) 12 units | D) None of these |

Explanation:

One of AB, AD and CD must have given.

So, the data is inadequate.

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Jack takes 20 minutes to jog around the race course one time, and 25 minutes to jog around a second time. What is his average speed in miles per hour for the whole jog if the course is 3 miles long?

A) 6 | B) 8 |

C) 9 | D) 10 |

Explanation:

Average speed = total distance / total time

Total distance covered = 6 miles; total time = 45 minutes = 0.75 hours

Average speed = 6/ 0.75 = 8 miles/hour

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If an object travels at five feet per second, how many feet does it travel in one hour?

A) 30 | B) 3000 |

C) 18 | D) 1800 |

Explanation:

If an object travels at 5 feet per second it covers 5x60 feet in one minute, and 5x60x60 feet in one hour.

Answer = 1800

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Subject: Height and Distance - Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic AbilityExam Prep: GRE