# The tops of two poles of height 60 metres and 35 metres are connected

| The tops of two poles of height 60 metres and 35 metres are connected by a rope. If the rope makes an angle with the horizontal whose tangent is 5/9 metres, then what is the distance (in metres) between the two poles?

A. 63

B. 30

C. 25

D. 45

### Right Answer is: D

#### SOLUTION

Let the rope makes an angle with the horizontal be α

Let the distance between both poles be

Then , tan α = 25/x

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The tops of two poles of height 60 metres and 35 metres are connected

The tops of two poles of height 60 metres and 35 metres are connected