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a guy wire is connected 3 ft. from the top of a pole. The guy wire is 36 ft long and it is fastened to an anchor in the ground that is 12ft. from the base of the pole. How tall is the pole? (nearest tenth)

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  • MATH - ,

    this is a right triangle
    the base is 12ft
    hypotenuse is 36ft

    x^2 + 12^2 = 36^2
    x^2 = 36^2 - 12^2
    x^2 = 1152
    x = 33.9ft

    the pole is 33.9ft + 3ft = 36.9ft

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