# Algebra

A guy wire reaches from the top of a 24 ft. pole to a point on the ground 8 ft. from the pole. Find the length of the wire.

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1. Remember the Pythagorean Theorem for finding the length of a side of a right triangle?

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

(24 * 24) + (8 * 8) = c^2
576 + 64 = c^2
640 = c^2
25.3 = c

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Ms. Sue

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