The quantitative abilities topic in SSC preparation is as important as general awareness. Both the topics can better prepare if the candidates preparing for competitive exam do practice both in English as well as Hindi.
Heights and Distances
Basics of Height and Distance:
1. Pythagoras theorem:
(Hypotenuse) 2 = (Base) 2+ (perpendicular or Height)2
2. Anle of Elevation
The angle of elevation is the angle between the base and the line of sight. In the above diagram, it is denoted by α.
3. Angle of Depression
If the object is at point C and viewer is watching it from point A and we draw an imaginary line from point A, then the angle between imaginary line and line of sight is called as angle of depression. In the above diagram, it is denoted by β.
Example: If a man is standing on the ground, near the ladder which is 30meter far from the wall and the ladder is standing along the wall at the angle of 600. Find the length of the ladder?
Solution: Here Angle of elevation, α = 600
Distance of person from wall=base=30 meter
Length of ladder= Hypotenuse =?
Cos α = Base/ hypotenuse
Cos 600= 30/ length of the ladder
1/2=30/length of the ladder
Length of the ladder= 30*2
Length of the ladder= 60 meter
Histogram is the pictorial representation of continuous data and is used to find out frequency distribution.
Construction of Histogram:
Note: The Selection of interval of data is very important. It should not be very large or very small.
Calculation of frequency distribution:
The frequency distribution is calculated on the basis of the area of a rectangle covered under a particular interval.
Here interval =10
X-axis shows different ages.
Y-axis shows the frequency of different age intervals.
Let us calculate the frequency distribution between 50- 60 years of age.
The value of this interval at the y-axis is 5 which gives the length of the rectangle and the base is 10.
Frequency distribution= length *breadth
It means that there are 50 people in the range of age 50-60.
Method to draw frequency polygon:
NOTE: The value of frequency distribution is calculated by the total area covered under frequency polygon.