Posted by Mala on .
A supporting wire is to be attached to the top of a 32foot antenna. If the wire must be anchored 32 feet from the base of the antenna, what length of wire is required? Please explain

Math 
Ms. Sue,
Use the Pythagorean theorem because you want the hypotenuse of this right triangle.
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
32^2 + 32^2 = c^2
1024 + 1024 = c^2
2048 = c^2
45.454833 = c