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A tree broke from a point but did not separate. If the point from where it broke is 7 m above the ground and its top touches the ground at the distance of 24 m from its foot, find out the total hieght of the tree before it broke.

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Use the pythagorean theorem:

sum of squares of two sides of a right triangle = square of hypotenuse.

7^2 + 24^2 = hypotenuse^2

Add hypotenuse value to 7 for total height.

I hope this helps.

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