posted by jennifer .
A guy-wire is attached to a tree to help it grow straight. The length of the wire is 2 feet greater than the distance from the base of the tree to the stake. Find the length of wire.
x + 2
x + 1
how would i set this one up?
You need more information than this to solve the problem. Do you know the angle of the wire to the ground, or the height above the ground at which the wire is attached to the tree?