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A supporting wire is to be attached to the top of a 32-foot antenna. If the wire must be anchored 32 feet from the base of the antenna, what length of wire is required? Please explain

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    Use the Pythagorean theorem because you want the hypotenuse of this right triangle.

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2
    32^2 + 32^2 = c^2
    1024 + 1024 = c^2
    2048 = c^2
    45.454833 = c

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