# math

High Rise Worksheet

Mr. H. Y. Perbole- Mr.Ridge, we have a serious problem. The summer heat has caused the mile-long bridge you built for us last fall to expand 2 feet in length. This matter needs your immediate attention. Since the bridge is only supported at the end point, the bridge has buckled. The buckle is over 50 feet high!

Mr. B. Ridge- It sounds as if you're exaggerating again, Mr. Perbole.

Mr. H. Y. Perbole- Believe me, this time I'm not.

Mr. B. Ridge- Ok. provide it to me and I'll be over.

Question- Is Mr. H. Y. Perbole exaggerating? Why or why not? Approximately how high is the buckle? Show how you calculated your answer.

If it expands 2 feet, (assume it is a right triangle) then the hypotenues is half mile+ 1 foot, the base is half mile.

height= sqrt ([5280/2+1 ]^2 - [5280/2]^2)

height = sqrt (2641^2 - 2640^2)
Wow. Check my ciphering.

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
3. 👁 99
1. 72.67ft

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
posted by Sarah

## Similar Questions

1. ### Science

What's the longitude and latitufe for mid-indian ridge? and is the southwest indian ridge and southeast indian ridge one big ridge, or two different ocean ridges?

asked by Angie on March 15, 2009
2. ### Science

What landform is created when plares separate? a ridge is formed...EX: Mid-Atlantic Ridge Check this site. http://geobytesgcse.blogspot.com/2007/01/plate-boundaries.html like i said above a ridge is formed!!!!

asked by Hannah on February 8, 2007
3. ### OCEANOGRAPHY HELP

What ridge is located at 10 degrees South and 90 degrees East? I thought it was the Cocos Ridge but am wrong. Thanks. It is called the Ninetyeast Ridge, and it is in the Indian Ocean. There is a Cocos Ridge off the coast of Panama

asked by Suzanne on November 25, 2006
4. ### Geology

Which of the following pieces of evidence supports the plate tectonic theory? A. Ocean-floor sediments are oldest at the ridge crest. B. The stripe patterns of high- and low-intensity magnetism are mirror images on both sides of

asked by Tony on October 16, 2016
5. ### 7th grade math worksheet

Need help on how to actually do the rise/run and equations to figure out the anxwer to "What do you call a duck that steals?" worksheet. I can find the answer on your websight, but I need to show my work for numbers 1-6 using

asked by Adam on February 17, 2011
6. ### Math

My worksheet title reads "Modeling 3-Digit Addition Practice" and then it has the problem 186+245 and then it has a table with four colummns and 3 rows the first column title reads "Base-Ten Drawings" the second one reads "Record

asked by Dora on October 18, 2010
7. ### Science

4)What geographic feature marks the last obstacle for Georgia's rivers on their way to the Atlantic Ocean? A)The Floridian Aquifer B)The valley and ridge region C)the Fall Line D)the Marshes of Glynn 7)Which northern Georgia

asked by Please on August 20, 2014
8. ### Biology

What's high specific heat is mainly a consequence of the: A) high specific heat of oxygen and hydrogen atoms B) inability of water to dissipate heat into dry air D) absorption and release of heat when hydrogen bonds break and form

asked by J on October 18, 2007
9. ### History

Which is the farthest to the northwest of the state? Coastal Plain. Piedmont. Blue Ridge. Ridge and Valley. Plateau.

asked by Khaliyl R Testman on October 19, 2018
10. ### Social Studies

Georgia's northeastern-most region is the...... A. Blue Ridge B. Coastal Plain C. Valley and Ridge D. Appalachian Plateau I think A is that correct?

asked by Amber on September 3, 2014

More Similar Questions