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A 30-foot cable is suspended between the tops of two 20-foot poles on level ground. The lowest point of the cable is 5 feet above the ground. What is the distance between the two poles?

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15' down plus 15' straight back up is 30'. There can be no allowance for horizontal distance. The poles must be co-located.

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