Posted by Kate on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 5:08pm.
A guy wire reaches from the top of a 24 ft. pole to a point on the ground 8 ft. from the pole. Find the length of the wire.

Algebra  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 5:25pm
Remember the Pythagorean Theorem for finding the length of a side of a right triangle?
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
(24 * 24) + (8 * 8) = c^2
576 + 64 = c^2
640 = c^2
25.3 = c