







The height of a flagpole 
20111207 

From Grail: at a certain point the angle of elevation of the top of a flagpole which stands on a level ground is 35 degree. 75 ft. nearer the pole, the angle of elevation is 50 degree. How high is the pole Answered by Penny Nom. 





A geometric progression 
20090516 

From sweta: find the ratio of GP if the first term is 1 and the sum of third and fifth term is 90. Answered by Penny Nom. 





In the shadow of a flagpole 
20090122 

From La: How fast is the length of the shadow of an 18 foot flagpole growing when the angle of elevation of the sun is 45 degrees and is decreasing at a rate of 10 degrees per hour? Answered by Harley Weston. 





How high is the flagpole? 
20081202 

From michael: 100 m from the base of a flagpole the angle of elevation of the top of the flagpole
is 7degree 16'12".how high is the flagpole Answered by Harley Weston. 





A flagpole and a yardstick 
20081107 

From Wanda: One boy holds a yardstick vertically at a point 40 feet from the base of the flagpole. The other boy backs away from the pole to a point where he sights the top of the pole over the top of the yardstick. If his position is 1 ft 9 in from the yardstick and his eye level is 2 ft above the ground, find the height of the flagpole. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A flagpole and a statue 
20080209 

From Krista: A flagpole casts a ten meter (m) shadow at the same time as a six metre (m) statute beside it casts a two metre shadow. What is the height of the flagpole?? Answered by Steve La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





A flagpole and a telescope 
20070604 

From Fabiola: A telescope is mounted on a tripod 5 ft above the ground and 20 ft from a
flagpole. The telescope must be rotated 48° from horizontal to see the top
of the flagpole. How tall is the flagpole? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 

