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A 23' guy wire is attached 20' up on a telephone pole.
Calculate the distance from the pole it should be placed to
hold the pole at 90°. Round your answer to the nearest
inch.
2.
23
guy wire
20'
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A 23' guy wire is attached 20' up on a telephone pole. Calculate the distance from the pole it should be placed to hold the pole at 90°. Round your answer to the nearest inch. 2. 23 guy wire 20'

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Step 1

Pythagoras theorem:

 

In a right angled triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.

 

Step 2

A 23 inch guy wire is attached to 20 inch up on a telephone pole.

 

Let the distance from the pole be x.

 

By the Pythagoras theorem, x^2 + (20)^2 = (23)^2.

Step 3

Solve for x....

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