# Aptitude - Height and Distance - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Height and Distance - General Questions (Q.No. 2)
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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 30° with the man's eye. The man walks some distance towards the tower to watch its top and the angle of the elevation becomes 60°. What is the distance between the base of the tower and the point P?
43 units
8 units
12 units
None of these
Explanation:

One of AB, AD and CD must have given.

Discussion:
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Sange maney said:   8 months ago
According to me, the Data is inadequate. We need a height to calculate the base.
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Gerald said:   12 months ago
The right answer is 3 units.
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Rahul Banait said:   1 year ago
3 unit will be the right answer.
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Chandan R S said:   1 year ago
I can't understand, please explain briefly.
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Raghunathan said:   2 years ago
Thank you for the explanation.
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Sai pusunur said:   2 years ago
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Bishal bhowmik said:   2 years ago
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Asif said:   4 years ago
Here, what is the height of the tower? Anyone explain it.
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Mayank said:   4 years ago
Tan 60 = qr/zr
Tan 30 = qr/pz+zr
After solving this we get;
2zr = pz.
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Rajashekar said:   4 years ago
The answer is simple. (3 units).

tan30 = x / a +b
=> x = a + b /√(3)
tan60 = x / b
=> x = √(3) b
Hence,
a + b /√(3) = √(3) b
a + b = √(3) * √(3) * b
a + b = 3b,
a = 2b.
Therefore, 2b + b = 3b, in terms of b we get ANSWER as 3 UNITS.

THANK YOU
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