posted by janice on .
A 52-foot wire running from the top of a tent pole to the ground makes an angle of 57° with the ground. If the length of the tent pole is 44 feet, how far is it from the bottom of the tent pole to the point where the wire is fastened to the ground? (The tent pole is not necessarily perpendicular to the ground. Enter your answers as a comma-separated list. Round your answers to the nearest whole number.)
there is redundant (and slightly inconsistent) information
the distance is
52 cos57° = 28.32
√(52^2 - 44^2) = 27.71