Here you get the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics chapter 8, Introduction to Trigonometry and its Applications: NCERT Exemplar Problems and Solutions (Part-IIA). This part of the chapter includes solutions of Question Number 1 to 7 from Exercise 8.2 of NCERT Exemplar Problems for Class 10 Mathematics Chapter: Introduction to Trigonometry and its Applications. This exercise comprises only the Very Short Answer Type Questions framed from various important topics in the chapter. Each question is provided with a detailed solution.

**CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Syllabus 2017-2018**

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**Exercise 8.2**

**Very Short Answer Type Questions (Q. No. 1-7)**

*Write whether True or False and justify your answer.*

**Question. 2 **The value of the expression (cos^{2} 23° - sin^{2} 67°) is positive.

**Solution. **False

**Question. 3 **The value of the expression (sin 80° - cos 80°) is negative.

**Solution. **False

We know that for domain, 0° £ q £90° the value of sinq is increasing and that of cosq is decreasing .

∴ sin80° - cos80°> 0

So, the value of the given expression is positive.

**Question. 5 **If *cos A + *cos^{2} *A *= 1, then sin^{2} *A* + sin^{4} *A* = l

**Solution. **True

Given, cos*A* + cos^{2} *A* = 1

⟹ cos *A* = 1 - cos^{2}*A*

⟹ cos *A* = sin^{2} *A *[∵ sin^{2} *A* = 1 − cos^{2}*A*]

⟹ cos^{2} *A* = sin^{4} *A *[Squaring both sides]

⟹ 1 - sin^{2} *A = *sin^{4} *A *[∵ cos^{2} *A = *1 - sin^{2} *A*]

⟹ sin^{2} *A* + sin^{4} *A *= 1

**Question. 6 **(tanθ + 2) (2 tanθ + 1) = 5 tanθ + sec^{2}θ

**Solution**. False

LHS = (tanθ + 2)(2tanθ + 1)

=2 tan^{2}θ + 4 tanθ + tanθ + 2

=2 (sec^{2}θ -1) + 5 tanθ + 2 [∵ sec^{2}θ -tan^{2}θ = 1]

=2sec^{2}θ + 5tanθ ≠ RHS

**Question. 7 **If the length of the shadow of a tower is increasing, then the angle of elevation of the Sun is also increasing.

**Solution. **False

Let BC be the tower and DB = *x* be the length of initial shadow and DA = *y* be the the increase in length of shadow.

Also, let the angle of elevation of the sun changes from θ_{1} to θ_{2} with the increase in the length of shadow from *x* to (*x* + *y*).

Here, θ_{1} is the exterior angle of ΔTSD

Therefore, θ_{1} > θ_{2}.

Hence, the angle of elevation of the Sun is also increasing with an increase in the length of shadow.

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