   Chapter 5.4, Problem 18E Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085

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Chapter
Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

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

A hot-air balloon is held in place by the ground crew at a point that is 21 ft from a point directly beneath the basket of the balloon. If the rope is of length 29 ft, how far above ground level is the basket? To determine

To Find:

Length of the basket above the ground level.

Explanation

Given A hot-air balloon is held in place by the ground crew at a point that is 21 ft from a point directly beneath the basket of the balloon. If the rope is of length 29 ft,

Let x be the length of the basket above the ground level. From the figure it is in form of right triangle in which one of the sides are 21 ft. and hypotenuse is 29 ft.

From the given data,

292=x2+212841=x

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