Posted by **Anonymous** on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 9:13pm.

a guy wire 27 feet long runs from the top of the pole to a spot on the ground. I f the height of the pole is 6 feet longer than the from the base of the pole to the spot where the guy wire is anchored, how tall is the pole?

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**rbowh**, Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 9:18pm
let x = distance from pole to spot on ground where

guy wire is attached

x + 6 = height of pole

x^2 + ( x+ 2 )^2 = 27^2

simplify and solve for x

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**rbowh**, Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 9:47pm
Ooooops!

x^2 + (x + 6)^2 = 27^2

Don't know where I got x+ 2.

Sorry.

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