Q1 How to solve if two poles 15 m and 30 m high stand up right in a play ground. If their feet are 36 meters apart, find the distance between their tops?

Q2 A man goes 20 m due East and then 15m due south. Find the distance between the starting point and the terminal point?

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The given information can be represented using a figure as

Here, A and C are the position of the man at the starting point at ending point and AC is the distance between the starting and ending points.

Using Pythagoras theorem in ∆ABC

AC

^{2}= AB^{2}+ BC^{2}⇒ AC

^{2}= (20 cm)^{2}+ (15 m)^{2}= (400 + 225) m^{2}= 625 m^{2}= (25 m)^{2}⇒ AC = 25 m

Thus, the required distance is 25 m

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