# Algebra

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A solar collector and its stand are in the shape of a right triangle. The collector is 5.00 m long, the upright leg is 2.00 m long, and the base leg is 4.58 m long. Because of inefficiencies in the collectorâ€™s position, it needs to be lowered by 0.50 m on the upright leg. How long will the new base leg be? Round to the nearest tenth.

• Algebra -

a^2=c^2-b^2
a^2=5^2-(2.00-.5)^2

solve for a

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