Chapter - 6
Distance and Direction
Question based on Distance & Direction can only be solved if the student has a full grasp of directions. The first thing to remember is that there are four directions:-
For a person standing in the area falling between:-
LEFT / RIGHT SIDE OF PARTICULAR DIRECTIONS
FINDING OUT DISTANCE: The student is generally expected to find out the distance between the starting point and the Destination. And, we are expected to find out the shortest distance between the two points i.e. starting point and the Destination Point. To find out this distance, one should draw the diagram, which shows actual path followed by the person, along with the distance traveled by him. Finally, the starting point and Destination are joined by a straight line and distance is observed. For this we use Pythagoras theorem which is as follows:-
PYTHAGORAS THEOREM
RULES FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING SHADOWS:-
Timing | Sun | Shadow | Answer |
Sunrise | East | West | North or South |
Afternoon | South | North | East or West |
Evening | West | East | North or South |