   Chapter 5.4, Problem 16E Elementary Geometry For College St...

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Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem

A strong wind holds a kite 30 ft above the earth in a position 40 ft across the ground. How much string does the girl let out to the kite? To determine

To Find:

Length of the string is 50ft.

Explanation

Given A strong wind holds a kite 30 ft above the earth in a position 40 ft across the ground.

Let x be the length of the string.

From the figure it is in form of right triangle in which both the sides are 30 ft. and 40 ft.

From the given data,

x2=302+

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