# A supporting wire is to be attached to the top of a 50-foot antenna. If the wire must be anchored 50 feet from the base of the antenna, what is the length of the wire required? write your answer to the nearest inch.

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Asked Nov 7, 2019
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A supporting wire is to be attached to the top of a 50-foot antenna. If the wire must be anchored 50 feet from the base of the antenna, what is the length of the wire required? write your answer to the nearest inch.

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## Expert Answer

Step 1

Given,

A supporting wire is to be attached to the top of a 50-foot antenna and the wire must be anchored 50 feet from the base of the antenna.

Let A and B be the top and base of the antenna as shown below.

Step 2

Since, ABC is a right-angled triangle, so we are going to use Pythagoras theorem.

Step 3

Since, 1 foot is equal...

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