Posted by Ricky on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11:30pm.
Scott set up a volleyball net in his backyard. one of the poles, which forms a right angle with the ground, is 6 feet high. To secure the pole, he attached a rope from the top of the pole to a stake 8 feet from the bottom of the pole. To the nearest tenth of a foot, find the length of the rope.

Algebra  Steve, Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 5:45am
learn to recognize common Pythagorean triples in right triangles. The simplest is 345. This is just double that, or 6810.
The rope is 10 feet long.
Or, you can do the algebra, using
r^2 = 6^2+8^2
and solve for r.

Algebra  Ricky, Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 6:52am
Thanks a lot Steve.
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