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The angle of elevation of the sun, when the length of the shadow of a tree is 1/√3 times the height of the tree, is:


30 degrees


45 degrees


60 degrees


90 degrees

Answer: (C)


Let AB be the height of the tree and AC be the length of the shadow. We need to calculate the angle ACB where BC is the hypotenuse. Tanθ = Perpendicular / Base = 1/(1/√3)

Tanθ  = Tan 60°

Therefore angle of elevation is 60 deg

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