you are standing 12ft from a cylindrical corn syrup tank the distance from you to a point of tangency on the tank 35ft what is the radius of the tank
Draw a diagram.
The line from you to the center is 12+r
The line from the center to the tangency is r, and is perpendicular.
The line from you to the tangency is 35
(r+12)^2 + r^2 = 35^2
just solve that for r.posted by Steve
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