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  • one year ago

If a 30-foot silo casts a 20-foot shadow, what is the approximate measure from the tip of the shadow to the top of the silo? 1,300 feet 36 feet 650 feet 13 feet

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  1. anonymous
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    |dw:1435766284274:dw|

  2. anonymous
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    pythagorean theorem

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    :( i fail at this :p

  4. anonymous
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    the square of the 2 legs will equal the longest side we have the 2 legs and we're trying to find the hypotenuse, x

  5. anonymous
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    oh yeah my bad

  6. anonymous
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    so \(30^2+20^2=x^2\)

  7. anonymous
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    1300

  8. anonymous
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    <3 thanx

  9. anonymous
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    not yet bby

  10. anonymous
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    \(30^2+20^2=x^2\\900+400=x^2\\1300=x^2\\x=\sqrt{1300}\)

  11. anonymous
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    you solved for x^2 but we need x

  12. anonymous
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    so divide by 2 or by itself

  13. anonymous
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    take the square root square roots and squaring are inverse operations. one undoes the other

  14. anonymous
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    so just plug in \(\sqrt{1300}\) into a calculator

  15. anonymous
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    so technically 36

  16. anonymous
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    indeed

  17. anonymous
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    :) your the best <3

  18. anonymous
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    you're* :p

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