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A contractor plans to install two slides for the children to play in a park. For the children below the age of 5 years, she prefers to have a slide whose top is at a height of 1.5 m, and is inclined at an angle of 30° to the ground, whereas for elder children, she wants to have a steep slide at a height of 3m, and inclined at an angle of 60° to the ground. What should be the length of the slide in each case?

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There are two slides of height 1.5 m and 3 m. (Given)

Let AB is 1.5 m and PQ be 3 m slides. 


ABC is the slide inclined at 30° with length AC and PQR is the slide inclined at 

60° with length PR.


In  right ΔABC,

sin 30° = AB/AC

⇒ 1/2 = 1.5/AC

⇒ AC = 3m


In  right ΔPQR,

sin 60° = PQ/PR

⇒ √3/2 = 3/PR

⇒ PR = 2√3 m

Hence, length of the slides are 3 m and 2√3 m respectively.

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