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anonymous
 one year ago
(a)Two wires were secured to the top of a pole.
What is the length of the pole? Show all of your work. Round to the nearest tenth of a foot.
(b)How long was the wire? Show all of your work. Round to the nearest tenth of a foot.
anonymous
 one year ago
(a)Two wires were secured to the top of a pole. What is the length of the pole? Show all of your work. Round to the nearest tenth of a foot. (b)How long was the wire? Show all of your work. Round to the nearest tenth of a foot.

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muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i think that maybe i can

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i think i might be able to solve this and explain, but im not sure and i dont want to give u the wrong answer. would u like me to tag some one else who knows for sure? @pinkbubbles

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0or @welshfella can help too

welshfella
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1to find length of the pole x use the Pythagoras theorem 29^2 = x^2 + 21^2

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i thought that but wasnt sure @welshfella

welshfella
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes that's the way x^2 = 29^2  21^2 x = sqrt (29^2  21^2)

welshfella
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1having found the value of x you use pythagoras again on the other triangle

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0y = √(20^2 + 30^2) = 10√13 ≈ 36.1 ft

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank You! @welshfella :)
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