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From a point P on a level ground, the angle of elevation of the top tower is 30ο. If the tower is 100 m high, the distance of point P from the foot of the tower is:

A. 149 m B. 156 m
C. 173 m D. 200 m

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

 

Let AB be the tower.

Then, APB = 30º and AB = 100 m.

(100 x 1.73) m
  = 173 m.
 
   

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