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A 125ft diagonal brace on a bridge connects a support of the center of the bridge to a side support on the bridge. The horizontal distance that it spans is 25 ft longer than the height that it reaches on the side of the bridge. Find the horizontal and vertical distances spanned by this brace.

Henry
Check 43011,9:40pm post for solution

saifoo.khan
125^2=height^2 + horiz^2
125^2=height^2+ (height25)^2
solve for height first.
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