   Chapter 5.4, Problem 17E Elementary Geometry For College St...

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Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085

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Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

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

A boat is 6 m below the level of a pier and 12 m from the pier as measured across the water. How much rope is needed to reach the boat? To determine

To Find:

Length of the rope.

Explanation

Given A boat is 6 m below the level of a pier and 12 m from the pier as measured across the water.

Let x be the length of the rope.

From the figure it is in form of right triangle in which both the sides are 12 m and 6 m.

From the given data,

x2=122+

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