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You help your dad build a dog house for your dog. You tell him that it would be easy to build a dog house in the shape of a tent. The slanted sides are 5 feet long and the bottom of the house is 8 feet across. You draw him the following illustration to help him find the height of the dog house. What do you tell him the height of the dog house is?

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    9 ft 4 ft 16 ft 4.5 ft

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    The word problem, picture, and options don't make any sense!

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    The problem states the distance on the ground is 8 ft, but the figure shows 6 ft.

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    Let's say the figure is correct. |dw:1437426340570:dw|

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    We can use the Pythagorean theorem: \((3~ft)^2 + h^2 = (5 ~ft)^2 \) \(9~ft^2 + h^2 = 25~ft^2\) \(h ^ 2 = 16~ft^2\) \(h = 4~ft\)

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