## Introduction

Trigonometry –>Height and Distance(HnD)–> Five types of Questions.

2^{nd} type of question is “Broken trees and telephone poles”. Here are the examples (both of them solved in the video)

- Because of storm, a tree is broken from a point above the ground. The top of the tree meets ground @distance that is 8 root 3 away from its foot. Angle of elevation is 30 degree. Find original height of this tree.
- A telegraph pole is broken during storm. Its top is stuck at the ground at an angle of 30 degrees, and @distance of 30 m away from the bottom of the pole. Find original height of this pole

## Approach

- Original height of a tree or telephone = length of broken down part + length of leftover part.
- This is basically one building-one angle type question. Only different is “broken down part=hypotenuse”.
- So first make TAN equation, you’ll find the height of opposite side =leftover part.
- Then make equation for SIN and you’ll find length of hypotenuse =broken down part. (or use Pythagoras)
- Then add the lengths of opposite side + hypotenuse= you get the original height.

Check the following video to see how ^this approach exactly works. And after watching the video, solve the mock questions given at the bottom of this article.

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## Mock Questions

- A tree breaks down due to storm and its top touches the ground and makes an angle of 30°. If the top of that tree touches the ground 15 m away from the bottom then find the height of this tree.
- A telephone pole is broken during storm. Its top is stuck at the ground at an angle of 30 degrees, and @ distance of 90 m away from the bottom of the pole. Find original height of this pole

## Answer

- 15 ROOT 3 OR 25.95
- 90 root 3 OR approx. 156m

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