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Posted by **nicholas** on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 8:35pm.

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**helper**, Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 8:42pmIf I am picturing this correctly, a right triangle is formed, with the diagonal of 75' being the hypotenuse.

x = one leg (vertical height)

x + 15 = other leg (horizontal distance)

Use the Pythagorean theorem,

c^2 = a^2 + b^2

75^2 = x^2 + (x + 15)^2

Solve for x

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