anonymous
  • anonymous
A 100-ft diagonal brace on a bridge connects a support of the center of the bridge to a side support on the bridge. The horizontal distance that it spans is 20 ft longer than the height that it reaches on the side of the bridge. Find the horizontal and vertical distances spanned by this brace.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Gotta be a type-o, right?
anonymous
  • anonymous
reread your question while i keep looking at it
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok...

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anonymous
  • anonymous
It's copied and pasted exactly how my online course has it worded...
anonymous
  • anonymous
hmmm... ok, still mulling this one over
anonymous
  • anonymous
Something's definitely wrong with the values is what I am guessing!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Its a 3 4 5 triangle, durh. Making it a triangle with sides of 60 80 and 100. So the span is 80 feet and the height 60 feet.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Can you give me the equation? I have no idea what a 3 4 5 triangle is...sorry.
anonymous
  • anonymous
What class are you in? This should be a trig problem.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Intermediate Algebra!!!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Well, there is no equation other than \[a ^{2}+b ^{2}= c^2\] to know. Other than that you have to know the relationships of triangles. Unless you are to solve this some other way that I don't remember this is a bit much for intermediate algebra.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Wow, sorry about that.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok, my computer is having issues.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Whew!! I still appreciate it though..I was using the Pythagorean Theorem but still couldn't find a solution,,,That was a Lot of help!!!Thanks

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