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Q. A peacock is sitting on the top of a pillar which is 9 m high. From a point 27 m away from the bottom of the pillar, a snake is coming to its hole at the base of the pillar.Seeing the snake the peacock pounces on it. If their speeds are equal at what distance from the hole is the snake caught?
Ankit Shivam:  A.  more

Q. Q1. A tree 16m tall is broken at a height of 6m from the ground and its top touches the ground. Find the distance of the oint where the top touches the ground from the base at the tree.Q2 . A pilot is flying south - west . After flying 50 km he knows that he is 30 km west from starting point. How far south of his starting oint is he?. Please give the answer in proper method, solve step by step.Thanks & Regards Chander
Ankit Shivam:  A. 1) now 2 side of a right angled triangle available using pythagorus root of (16 x 16)- (10 x 10)= 156 sq root of 12,5 m (approx) so the tree top...... more

Q. What purpose it serves to have Pythagorus Theorem in day to day life ?? I read somewhere it was also known by Indian, Greek, Chinese and Babylonian mathematicians well before he lived !
Chander Pal:  A. Civil engineering uses it much. Where ever there is right angled triangle it is used. What ever you read is used somewhere otherwise there is no...... more

Q. In which country was the Pythagoras theoram invented?
SriniVenkat:  A. Well, it may be named after Pythagorus, but the theorum was invented in India. more

Q. Who was Pythagorus, what did he do so that all cursed him at one point or other
Rupkumar Singharoy:  A. he proved his theorem and left it for us to study and prove.. more