# Aptitude – Height and Distance

(16) An observer standing on a cliff 80 meters above sea level sees a ship on the water. The angle of depression from the observer to the ship is 30 degrees. How far is the ship from the base of the cliff?

• (a) 80 meters
• (b) 160 meters
• (c) 40 meters
• (d) 40√3 meters

(17) A person standing on the edge of a cliff looks down at a river below. The angle of depression to the river is 45 degrees. If the cliff is 60 meters high, how wide is the river?

• (a) 60 meters
• (b) 60√2 meters
• (c) 120 meters
• (d) 120√2 meters

(18) A flagpole casts a shadow of 25 meters when the angle of elevation of the sun is 30 degrees. What is the height of the flagpole?

• (a) 15 meters
• (b) 20 meters
• (c) 25 meters
• (d) 30 meters

(19) A ladder is leaning against a wall. The ladder is 12 meters long, and its base is placed 9 meters away from the wall. What is the height at which the ladder touches the wall?

• (a) 4 meters
• (b) 6 meters
• (c) 8 meters
• (d) 10 meters

(20) A flagpole casts a shadow of 10 meters when the angle of elevation of the sun is 60 degrees. What is the height of the flagpole?

• (a) 5 meters
• (b) 10 meters
• (c) 15 meters
• (d) 20 meters Author: user