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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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  1. anonymous
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    I know there is an equation you can make for this but i am stumped!

  2. radar
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    You have a right triangle, with one leg 12' and the other 8'. solve for the hypotenuse.

  3. radar
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    In the real world you would allow several more inches for fastening lol

  4. anonymous
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    sooo 12x+8x=180 or something...

  5. radar
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    \[\sqrt{12^{2}+8^{2}}\] Thats one you should put in your memory bank.

  6. anonymous
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    I know,, im soo horrible with math.. i really do hate the subject haha

  7. radar
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    Right triangle, the longest side is called the hypotenuse and if the other two sides were labeled a and b here is the formula\[a ^{2}+b ^{2}=hypotenuse ^{2}\]

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    Got it! Thanks!

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