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AIEEE 2010

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
For a regular polygon, let $$r$$ and $$R$$ be the radii of the inscribed and the circumscribed circles. A $$false$$ statement among the following is
A
There is a regular polygon with $${r \over R} = {1 \over {\sqrt 2 }}$$
B
There is a regular polygon with $${r \over R} = {2 \over 3}$$
C
There is a regular polygon with $${r \over R} = {{\sqrt 3 } \over 2}$$
D
There is a regular polygon with $${r \over R} = {1 \over 2}$$

Explanation



If $$O$$ is center of polygon and

$$AB$$ is one of the side, then by figure

$$\cos {\pi \over n} = {r \over R}$$

$$ \Rightarrow {r \over R} = {1 \over 2},{1 \over {\sqrt 2 }},{{\sqrt 3 } \over 2}\,\,for$$

$$n = 3,4,6$$ respectively.
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AIEEE 2008

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
$$AB$$ is a vertical pole with $$B$$ at the ground level and $$A$$ at the top. $$A$$ man finds that the angle of elevation of the point $$A$$ from a certain point $$C$$ on the ground is $${60^ \circ }$$. He moves away from the pole along the line $$BC$$ to a point $$D$$ such that $$CD=7$$ m. From $$D$$ the angle of elevation of the point $$A$$ is $${45^ \circ }$$. Then the height of the pole is
A
$${{7\sqrt 3 } \over 2} {1 \over {\sqrt {3 - 1} }}m$$
B
$${{7\sqrt 3 } \over 2}\left( {\sqrt {3 + 1} } \right)m$$
C
$${{7\sqrt 3 } \over 2}\left( {\sqrt {3 - 1} } \right)m$$
D
$${{7\sqrt 3 } \over 2} {1 \over {\sqrt {3 + 1} }}m$$

Explanation



In $$\Delta ABC$$

$${h \over x} = \tan {60^ \circ } = \sqrt 3 $$

$$ \Rightarrow x = {h \over {\sqrt 3 }}$$

In $$\Delta ABD{h \over {x + 7}}$$

$$ = \tan {45^ \circ } = 1$$

$$ \Rightarrow h = x + 7 \Rightarrow h - {h \over {\sqrt 3 }} = 7$$

$$ \Rightarrow h = {{7\sqrt 3 } \over {\sqrt 3 - 1}} \times {{\sqrt 3 + 1} \over {\sqrt 3 + 1}}$$

$$ \Rightarrow h = {{7\sqrt 3 } \over 2}\left( {\sqrt 3 + 1\,m} \right)$$
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AIEEE 2007

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
A tower stands at the centre of a circular park. $$A$$ and $$B$$ are two points on the boundary of the park such that $$AB(=a)$$ subtends an angle of $${60^ \circ }$$ at the foot of the tower, and the angle of elevation of the top of the tower from $$A$$ or $$B$$ is $${30^ \circ }$$. The height of the tower is
A
$$a/\sqrt 3 $$
B
$$a\sqrt 3 $$
C
$$2a/\sqrt 3 $$
D
$$2a\sqrt 3 $$

Explanation

In the $$\Delta AOB,\,\,\angle AOB = {60^ \circ },$$ and

$$\angle OBA = \angle OAB$$

(since $$OA=OB=AB$$ radius of same circle).

$$\therefore$$ $$\Delta AOB$$ is a equilateral triangle.

Let the height of tower is $$h$$



$$m.$$ Given distance between two points $$A$$ & $$B$$ lie on boundary of

circular park, subtends an angle of $${60^ \circ }$$ at the foot of the tower

is $$AB$$ i.e. $$AB$$$$=a.$$ A tower $$OC$$ stands at the center of a circular

park. Angle of elevation of the top of the tower from $$A$$ and $$B$$ is $${30^ \circ }$$ .

In $$\Delta OAC\,\,\tan {30^ \circ } = {h \over a}$$

$$ \Rightarrow {1 \over {\sqrt 3 }} = {h \over a} \Rightarrow h = {a \over {\sqrt 3 }}$$
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AIEEE 2005

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
In a triangle $$ABC$$, let $$\angle C = {\pi \over 2}$$. If $$r$$ is the inradius and $$R$$ is the circumradius of the triangle $$ABC$$, then $$2(r+R)$$ equals
A
$$b+c$$
B
$$a+b$$
C
$$a+b+c$$
D
$$c+a$$

Explanation

We know by sin c rule

$${c \over {\sin C}} = 2R \Rightarrow c = 2R\sin C$$

$$ \Rightarrow c = 2R$$

$$\left( \, \right.$$as $$\,\,\,\angle C = {90^ \circ }$$ $$\left. \, \right)$$

Also $$\tan {C \over 2} = {r \over {s - c}}$$

$$ \Rightarrow \tan {\pi \over 4} = {r \over {s - c}}$$

$$\left( \, \right.$$as $$\,\,\,\angle C = {90^ \circ }$$ $$\left. \, \right)$$

$$ \Rightarrow r = s - c = {{a + b - c} \over 2}$$

$$ \Rightarrow 2r + c = a + b$$

$$ \Rightarrow 2r + 2R = a + b$$

(using $$c=2R$$)

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