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two guys wires from the top of a 35 foot tent pole are anchored to the ground below by two stakes. the tent pole is perpendicular to the ground and between the two stakes. if the angle of depression from the top of the pole to each of the stakes are 47 and 43 how far apart are the stakes?

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  1. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    Add in guy wires |dw:1434334020751:dw|

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    |dw:1434334046719:dw|

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    |dw:1434334118977:dw|

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    since the line of sight lines are parallel to the ground, this means we have 2 pairs of alternate interior angles they are congruent |dw:1434334177840:dw|

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Now I get it. Thanks very much, I really appreciate it.

  7. jim_thompson5910
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    we can break up the triangles to get this |dw:1434334216757:dw|

  8. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    you now use trig to find x and y

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