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A vertical pole 24ft. high is to be braced securely by four wires attached 8ft. from the top. If the wires are fastened to stakes in the level ground at the vertices of square with its center at the foot of the pole and sides 20ft., what should be the length of each wire?.

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    16^2 + 20^2 = x^2

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