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A circus performer begins his act by walking out along a nearly horizontal high wire. He slips and falls to the safety net, 25.0 ft below. The magnitude of his displacement vector from beginning of the walk to the net is 26.7 ft. How far out along the high wire did he walk?

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    D = X^2 + Y^2 = 26.7^2
    X^2 + 25^2 = 26.7^2
    Solve for X.

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