# Math

an electrician needs to run a cable from the top of a 48-foot tower to a transmitter box located 20 feet away from the base of the tower. Find how long he should cut the cable.

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1. Draw a diagram, and you can see that the desired length x is

x^2 = 48^2 + 20^2

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2. 52

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3. An electrician needs to run a cable from the top of a 48​-foot tower to a transmitter box located 20feet away from the base of the tower. Find how long he should make the cable.

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4. 52

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