anonymous
  • anonymous
Please help me!! A wire is needed to support a vertical pole 12 feet high. The cable will be anchored to a stake 8 feet from the base of the pole. How much cable is needed?
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katieb
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anonymous
  • anonymous
I know there is an equation you can make for this but i am stumped!
radar
  • radar
You have a right triangle, with one leg 12' and the other 8'. solve for the hypotenuse.
radar
  • radar
In the real world you would allow several more inches for fastening lol

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anonymous
  • anonymous
sooo 12x+8x=180 or something...
radar
  • radar
\[\sqrt{12^{2}+8^{2}}\] Thats one you should put in your memory bank.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I know,, im soo horrible with math.. i really do hate the subject haha
radar
  • radar
Right triangle, the longest side is called the hypotenuse and if the other two sides were labeled a and b here is the formula\[a ^{2}+b ^{2}=hypotenuse ^{2}\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
Got it! Thanks!

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