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anonymous
 5 years ago
A rope 32 m long is attached to the top of a flagpole. The rope reaches a place on the ground 12 m from the base of the pole. How many meters high is the flagpole? If necessary, round your answer to the nearest tenth.
A) 34.2
B) 54.0
C) 20.0
D) 29.7
anonymous
 5 years ago
A rope 32 m long is attached to the top of a flagpole. The rope reaches a place on the ground 12 m from the base of the pole. How many meters high is the flagpole? If necessary, round your answer to the nearest tenth. A) 34.2 B) 54.0 C) 20.0 D) 29.7

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hello. Can you draw a simple picture of the problem?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Just so you can visualize it, draw a picture of a flagpole on flat ground.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0o ok yes I thought you wanted it on here

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Haha, sorry. I just meant on some scratch paper somewhere.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So after you have a flagpole, draw the 32m long rope (and label it 32m) from the top of the flagpole to the ground. The rope should reach 12 meters away from the bottom of the flagpole.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0"The rope reaches a place on the ground 12 m from the base of the pole" 12 meters is what I understood.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Regardless. So now you have a picture of a flagpole with rope going diagonally to the ground.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This picture looks an awful lot like a triangle, can we agree?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Great, do you know the parts of your triangles? Right now the rope is the hypotenuse and you should have it labeled 32 meters. From the flagpole to the point where the rope reaches the ground is 12 meters, and you should have it labeled accordingly.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The flagpole coming out of the ground makes a 90 degree angle, that is, the flagpole is perpendicular to the ground. This triangle is a right triangle.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Are we unclear about something?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh ok. So we do have a right triangle with the longest side, the hypotenuse being 32 meters. The base of the triangle is 12 meters, from the bottom of the flagpole to the rope.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you know about the Pythagorean Theorem?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok yea I get that and not really sorry

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's fine. The Pythagorean Theorum says that: Triangle: Base ^2 + Height ^2 = Hypotenuse ^2

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so 32^2 + 12^2 is the answer?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not quite. So here we have the hypotenuse = 32m and we have the base = 12m. So if we just plug that into our equation: 12^2 + Height^2 (We are missing this variable) = 32^2

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So if we evaluate: 144 + H^2 = 1024

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you isolate and solve for H from here? H=Height of the flagpole.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I am sry I will just get help from my teacher I am just not getting it :(
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