Posted by **Elisa** on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 12:45pm.

A 125-ft diagonal brace on a bridge connects a support of the center of the bridge to a side support on the bridge. The horizontal distance that it spans is 25 ft longer than the height that it reaches on the side of the bridge. Find the horizontal and vertical distances spanned by this brace.

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**Henry**, Monday, June 20, 2011 at 3:14pm
Check 4-30-11,9:40pm post for solution

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**saifoo.khan**, Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 6:09pm
125^2=height^2 + horiz^2

125^2=height^2+ (height-25)^2

solve for height first.

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