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Phil is standing x+5 feet from the base of a building. The height of the building is 6x−1 feet. Find the function that  the straight-line distance from Phil's feet to the top of the building in terms of x.

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Phil is standing x+5 feet from the base of a building. The height of the building is 6x−1 feet. Find the function that  the straight-line distance from Phil's feet to the top of the building in terms of x.

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To compute the required distance, using properties of triangles

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We need to apply Pythagoras to the right an...

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PT
бх-1
х+5
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