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Scott set up a volleyball net in his backyard. one of the poles, which forms a right angle with the ground, is 6 feet high. To secure the pole, he attached a rope from the top of the pole to a stake 8 feet from the bottom of the pole. To the nearest tenth of a foot, find the length of the rope.

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    learn to recognize common Pythagorean triples in right triangles. The simplest is 3-4-5. This is just double that, or 6-8-10.

    The rope is 10 feet long.

    Or, you can do the algebra, using

    r^2 = 6^2+8^2
    and solve for r.

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    Thanks a lot Steve.

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