# Maths Quiz on Trigonometry for IIT JEE & Engineering Exam

0 ## JEE Maths Quiz on Trigonometry

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## Maths Quiz on Trigonometry

Q1. A balloon is observed simultaneously from three points A, B and C on a straight road directly under it. The angular elevation at B is twice and at C is thrice that of A. If the distance between A and B is 200 metres and the distance between B and C is 100 metres, then the height of balloon is given by _________.

Solution:

x = h cot3α …..(i)

(x + 100) = h cot2α ……(ii)

(x + 300) = h cotα ……(iii)

From (i) and (ii), −100 = h (cot3α − cot2α),

From (ii) and (iii), −200 = h (cot2α − cotα),

100 = h ([sinα] / [sin3α * sin2α]) and 200 = h ([sinα] / [sin2α * sinα]) or

sin3α / sinα = 200 / 100

⇒ sin3α / sinα = 2

⇒ 3 sinα − 4 sin3α − 2 sinα = 0

⇒ 4 sin3α − sinα = 0

⇒ sinα = 0 or

sin2α = 1 / 4 = sin(π / 6)

⇒ α = π / 6

Hence, h = 200 * sin [π / 3]

= 200* [√3 / 2]

Q2. A tower of height b subtends an angle at a point O on the level of the foot of the tower and a distance a from the foot of the tower. If a pole mounted on the tower also subtends an equal angle at O, the height of the pole is ___________.

Solution:

tanα = b / a, tan2α = [2 (b / a)] / [1 − (b / a)2] = [p + b] / a

⇒ 2ba / [a2 − b2] = [p + b] / a

⇒ [2ba2 − a2b + b3] / [a2 − b2] = p

⇒ p = [b * (a2 + b2)] / [a2 − b2]

Q3. A vertical pole consists of two parts, the lower part being one-third of the whole. At a point in the horizontal plane through the base of the pole and distance 20 meters from it, the upper part of the pole subtends an angle whose tangent is 1 / 2. The possible heights of the pole are _________.
a) 30 cm
b) 60 cm
c) 20 cm
d) 20 or 60m

Solution:

[H / 3] cotα = d and d = 150 cotφ = 60m or

[H / 3d] = tanα and

[H / d] = tanβ

tan (β − α) = 1 / 2

= {[H / d] − [H / 3d]} / {1 + [H2 / 3d2]}

⇒ 1 + [H2 / 3d2] = 4H / 3d

⇒ H2 − 4dH + 3d2 = 0

⇒ H− 80H + 3 * (400) = 0

⇒ H = 20 or 60m

Q4. sec(tan−1 2) + cosec(cot−1 3) = _________.
a) 15
b) 17
c) 19
d) 21

a) 15

Solution:

Let (tan−1 2) = α

⇒ tan α = 2 and cot−1 3 = β

⇒ cot β = 3 sec(tan−1 2) + cosec(cot−1 3)

= secα + cosecα

= 1 + tan2α + 1 + cot2α

= 2 + (2)2 + (3)2

= 15

Q5. The number of real solutions of tan−1 √[x (x + 1)] + sin−1 [√x2 + x + 1] = π / 2 is ___________.
a) 8
b) 6
c) 4
d) 2

d) 2

Solution:

tan−1 √[x (x + 1)] + sin−1 [√x2 + x + 1] = π / 2

tan−1 √[x (x + 1)] is defined when x (x + 1) ≥ 0 ..(i)

sin−1 [√x2 + x + 1] is defined when 0 ≤ x (x + 1) + 1 ≤ 1 or 0 ≤ x (x + 1) ≤ 0 ..(ii)

From (i) and (ii), x (x + 1) = 0 or x = 0 and -1.

Hence, the number of solution is 2.

Q6. tan [(π / 4) + (1 / 2) * cos−1 (a / b)] + tan [(π / 4) − (1 / 2) cos−1 .(a / b)] = _________.
a) 2a / b
b) 2b / a
c) 4b / 2
d) b / 2a

b) 2b / a

Solution:

tan [(π / 4) + (1 / 2) * cos−1 (a / b)] + tan [(π / 4) − (1 / 2) cos−1 .(a / b)]

Let (1 / 2) * cos−1 (a / b) = θ

⇒ cos 2θ = a / b

Thus, tan [{π / 4} + θ] + tan [{π / 4} − θ] = [(1 + tanθ) / (1 − tanθ)]+ ([1 − tanθ] / [1 + tanθ])

= [(1 + tanθ)+ (1 − tanθ)2] / [(1 − tan2θ)]

= [1 + tan2θ + 2tanθ + 1 + tan2θ − 2tanθ] / [(1 + tan2θ)]

= 2 (1 + tan2θ) / [(1 + tan2θ)]

= 2 sec2θ

= 2 cos2θ

= 2 / [a / b]

= 2b / a

Q7. If cos−1 p + cos−1 q + cos−1 r = π then p2 + q2 + r2 + 2pqr = ________.
a) 2
b) 3
c) 5
d) 1

d) 1

Solution:

According to given condition, we put p = q = r = 1 / 2

Then, p2 + q2 + r2 + 2pqr = (1 / 2)+ (1 / 2)+ (1 / 2)+ 2 * [1 / 2] * [1 / 2] * [1 / 2]

= [1 / 4] + [1 / 4] + [1 / 4] + [2 / 8]

=1

Q8. In triangle ABC, if ∠A = 45∘, ∠B = 75∘, then a + c√2 = __________.
a) 2b
b) 4b
c) 6b
d) None of these

a) 2b

Solution:

∠C = 180o − 45o − 75o = 60o

Therefore, a + c√2 = k (sin A + √2 sinC)

= k (1 / √2 + [√3 / 2] * √2)

= k ([1 + √3] / [√2]) and

k = b / [sin B]

⇒ a + c√2= b / sin75([1 + √3] / [√2])

= 2b

Q9. In a triangle, the length of the two larger sides are 10 cm and 9 cm, respectively. If the angles of the triangle are in arithmetic progression, then the length of the third side in cm can be _________.

Solution:

We know that in a triangle larger the side, larger the angle.

Since angles ∠A, ∠B and ∠C are in AP.

Hence, ∠B = 60o cosB = [a2 + c2 −b2] / [2ac]

⇒ 1 / 2 = [100 + a− 81] / [20a]

⇒ a2 + 19 = 10a

⇒ a− 10a + 19 = 0

a = 10 ± (√[100 − 76] / )

⇒ a + c√2 = 5 ± √6

Q10. If a, b are different values of x satisfying a cosx + b sinx = c, then tan ([α + β] / 2) = _______.

Solution:

a cosx + b sinx = c ⇒ a {[(1 − tan(x / 2)] / [1 + tan(x / 2)]} + 2b {[tan (x / 2) / 1 + tan(x / 2)} = c

⇒ (a + c) * tan[x / 2] − 2b tan [x / 2] + (c − a) = 0

This equation has roots tan [α / 2] and tan [β / 2].

Therefore, tan [α / 2] + tan [β / 2] = 2b / [a + c] and tan [α / 2] * tan [β / 2] = [c − a] / [a + c] Now

tan (α / 2 + β / 2) = {tan [α / 2] + tan [β / 2]} / {1 − tan [α / 2] * tan [β / 2]} = {[2b] / [a + c]} / {1− ([c − a] / [a + c])} = ba

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