anonymous
  • anonymous
ok the question i need help with is:two vertical poles are 16 feet apart. what is the minimum number of feet in length of a rope that connects the top pf the 50 foot peole to the top of the 20 foot pole
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anonymous
  • anonymous
One side of the triangle is 16ft so the base is 16ft. The other side is the difference between 50ft and 20ft. Let one equal a, the other b, and solve for c.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so can u type how the equation would be for me plz:)
anonymous
  • anonymous
are you sure you just want the answer?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
both work and anwer
anonymous
  • anonymous
i just dont get what he is saying like equation wise
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok, i'll try to explain it too - this might help to have to two ways... you know the hypotenuse is 'the long bit' ?
amistre64
  • amistre64
usually this question has a point on the ground between the poles that acts like an anchor....
anonymous
  • anonymous
ook
amistre64
  • amistre64
like this
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anonymous
  • anonymous
ya
amistre64
  • amistre64
is that the answer your looking for? or simply the distance between the tops of the poles?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I think the question is just asking for the distance between the top of the 50 ft pole to the top of the 20ft pole. I don't think the anchor situation has anything to do with it.
anonymous
  • anonymous
well u have to read the question
anonymous
  • anonymous
its the tops
amistre64
  • amistre64
what is the minimum number of feet is an optimization question to me...so I am lead to think that there is something missing from the question
anonymous
  • anonymous
its asking what is the feet in the length of a rope tht connects the top
anonymous
  • anonymous
It's a simple geometry problem incorporating pythag.
amistre64
  • amistre64
otherwise its asking for the caternary between them...
amistre64
  • amistre64
but go ahead :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
why dont u reread the question above
amistre64
  • amistre64
I did, but hey, if your sure your right then by all means, go with it :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
stop making it more complex than it is amistre :P
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok a=16 b=30 c=?
anonymous
  • anonymous
well i dont even get anythihng like at all
anonymous
  • anonymous
16ft is the distance between the two poles so the base of a triangle. 30ft is the difference in height from the top of the 20ft pole to the top of the 50ft pole.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so whats the overall anwer?? is it that i input the numbers and c is the anwer
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes because c represents a hypotenuse which would be the diagonal line from the top of the 50ft pole to the top of the 20ft pole.
anonymous
  • anonymous
what did u get as an awner
anonymous
  • anonymous
34ft
anonymous
  • anonymous
same here ok ready for the last one
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yep.
anonymous
  • anonymous
If the sides of a rectangular field shown are 10 meters and 30 meters , how many meters are saved in travelling from A to B by cutting across the digonal of the field instead of going around two of the sides? express anwer to the nearest hole number of meters
anonymous
  • anonymous
So the diagonal represents what here? I kind of mentioned it before...
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok so there is a rectangle right and its cuz in half the top of it is 30 and sidke is ten or a while 30 b
anonymous
  • anonymous
wait forget a and b but the rest is right
anonymous
  • anonymous
so b is one cornor of the rectangle( top left) and a is bottom right of rectangle there we goo
anonymous
  • anonymous
help
anonymous
  • anonymous
if you are putting it into shapes, a and b aren't points on the rectangle, they are the length of the side of the rectangle
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok...so if you cut a rectangle in half diagonally, then you have a triangle. The diagonal of the rectangle is the hypotenuse, c. So a and b are the sides of the rectangle.
anonymous
  • anonymous
does that help?
anonymous
  • anonymous
nope
anonymous
  • anonymous
here is what the rectangle looks like
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anonymous
  • anonymous
wow, thats blurry
anonymous
  • anonymous
sorry
anonymous
  • anonymous
just wanted to give picture bout what im saying
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh yeah, that was good, but i couldn't read it sorry :) but i think i can figure out what it says
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok so go back to the equation \[a^2+b^2=c^2\] a is any side of the triangle, and b is just the other side. C is the hypotenuse, which is the diagonal.
anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
so how would i imput those numbers would i have to cut them in half since it is only oone of the triangles??
anonymous
  • anonymous
Nope. They are looking for that diagonal length, which depends on the other two sides of the triangle. No need to cut anything in half. You see two triangles so just pretend one isn't there. A=10ft B=30ft c=?
anonymous
  • anonymous
what was ur anwer
anonymous
  • anonymous
What was your answer?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i got 32 rounded
anonymous
  • anonymous
Correct. :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks going to bed bye peoples
anonymous
  • anonymous
No problem.

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