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Heights & Distances: Practicing Career Aptitude Test

If you are preparing for certain competitive exam, it is important to focus on quantitative aptitude. Experts reveal that it is the most scoring section in any career aptitude test; however, the condition is not true for all the candidates. Some people find it difficult to ensure accuracy for these conceptual questions. Others lose the points due to timing constraints. The fact is that one needs to work on accuracy and timing together.

There are so many topics included in the quantitative aptitude test; here we are going to talk about heights & distances. If you want to score high in the competitive exam, it is better to practice questions related to this topic more and more. You should even try to find some short cut methods to solve these questions with higher accuracy in lesser time.

If we talk about the type of questions in this section, it is generally related to building heights, angle, and elevations. In most questions, you will be given details about building height and then need to calculate the height of the second building by considering the angle of elevations or building depression. If you are doing aptitude preparation, we advise you to go through the details below to know a few essential details related to height and distance related questions. 

Angle of Elevation:

Let us imagine a situation where an individual is standing on the ground while looking at a certain object that is located at some specific height. Consider that the object is situated on the top of the building. Now, if we draw a line between the targeted top of the building and eye of the man; it will be defined as a line of sight. And the angle created by this line of sight with respect of the horizontal line is defined as the angle of elevation.

Angle of Depression:

In this case, let us imagine another situation where an individual is standing on a certain height with respect to the object at which he is looking. Now, here again, the line connecting the bottom part of the building and the man’s eye will be known as the line of sight. Further, the angle made by this line of sight with respect to the horizontal line can be defined as an angle of depression.

Angle of inclination:

Other than the angle of elevation and angle of depression, there is one more important thing to consider for height and distance related problems. The angle of inclination is generally formed between horizontal or vertical lines; it is generally defined by the situation.

In order to ensure accuracy with these questions, you need to learn trigonometry. Once you are able to understand the angles very well, it becomes easier to make calculations ahead. It is good to learn some tactics and tricks to do calculations fast. The best idea is to practice more and more questions so that you can master the technique and timing as well. It will help you to score more in the quantitative aptitude test.   

Who are all can get the benefits from this QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE Question and Answers section?

Candidates preparing for following competitive exams can utilize Aptitude section to improve their skills.

  • Bank Competitive Exam
  • MPSC Competitive Exams
  • SSC Competitive Exams
  • L.I.C/ G. I.C Competitive Exams
  • Railway Competitive Exam
  • University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • NET/ SET Competitive Exam
  • Common Aptitude Test (CAT)
  • Career Aptitude Test (IT Companies)

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