Geometry (answer please)

1. A vertical pole 24ft. high is to be braced securely by four wires attached 8ft. from the top. If the wires are fastened to stake 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?

2. Work problem 1, if the pole is one the side of the hill that slopes at an angle of 30 degree, and the guy wires are fastened to stakes at the vertices of a square 32ft. on a side. Assume two of sides are parallel to line up the slope of the hill.

asked by Nanny
  1. #1. well, each wire is the hypotenuse of a right triangle, with legs 16 and 10√2

    back later for #2.

    posted by Steve

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Geometry

    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
  2. trig

    A pole is braced by two wires that extended from the top of the pole to the ground. The lengths of the wires are 16 feet and 18 feet and the measure of the angle between the wires is 110 degrees. Find, to the nearest foot, the
  3. trig

    Wires are attached to a pole to make it more secure. The diagram shows one of those wires having a length of 220 feet. The angle of elevation from the ground to the top of the pole is 36. What is the height of the pole? A. 178.0
  4. Trigonometry

    A vertical pole 35m high, standing on sloping ground is braced by a wire which extends from the top of the pole to a point on the ground 25 m from the foot of the pole. If the pole subtends an angle of 30 degrees at the point
  5. trig

    a vertical pole 35 feet high, standing on sloping ground, is braced by a wire which extends from the top of the pole to a point on the ground 25 feet from the foot of the pole. If the pole subtends an angle of 30 degree at the
  6. geometry

    Two vertical poles 20 meterd and 30 metrrd high, are 60 meters apart. A rope is to be attached from the top of one pole to a point on the ground half-way between the poles and then to the top of other pole. How long a rope is
  7. algebra

    Two vertical poles 20m and 30m high are 60m apart.A rope is to be attached from the top of one pole to a point on the ground halfway between the poles and then to the top of the other pole.How long a rope is needed?
  8. Maths

    A 5 metre tall vertical pole is supported by a guy wire. The wire is attached to the top of the pole and is attached to the ground 3 metres from the base of the pole
  9. Math! Helppppp

    Two poles are place 15 feet apart. One pole is 8 ft high and the other pole is 16 ft high. The top of each pole is attached to the base of the other by cable which run in a straight line. -Find the slopes of the lines defined by
  10. Math

    If a 6 meter pole and a 3 meter pole are connected by wires from the top to bottom, how tall is the pole touching the intersecting wires?

More Similar Questions