## anonymous 5 years ago How long is a string from the top of a 8ft pole to a point 5 ft from the base of the pole?

1. amistre64

8^2 + 5^2 = 64 + 25 = 89 sqrt(89).. simplyfy if need be

2. anonymous

sqrt89

3. anonymous

A Trig solution: $\text{StringLength}=8\text{Csc}\left[\text{ArcTan}\left[\frac{8}{5}\right]\right]=\sqrt{89}$