Posted by Rosalind on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7:40pm.
boat dock is 9 ft above water level if a 41 ft rope is attached to the dock on one side and to the boat on the other side, what is the horizontal distance from the dock to the boat?

Geometry  bobpursley, Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7:47pm
If the rope is taut,
41^2=9^2+ x^2
solve for x