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Posted by **t** on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 4:16pm.

y=x^2-12x where y is the height and x is the horizontal distance both in feet how far apart are the trees how do you know. show your work

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**drwls**, Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 8:28pmy = x^2 -12x +36 -36

= (x-6)^2 -36

There is a minimum rope height (y=-36) at x = 6 feet. That would be the middle of the rope, so the distance apart is 12 feet

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