Chapter 5.4, Problem 20E

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A drawbridge that is 136 ft in length is raised at its midpoint so that the uppermost points are 16 ft apart. How far has each of the midsections been raised?

(*Hint: Consider the drawing for Exercise 19.)*

To determine

**To Find:**

Length of the midsections been raised.

Explanation

Given A drawbridge that is 136 ft. in length is raised at its midpoint so that the uppermost points are 16 ft. apart.

The figure can be redrawn as,

From the given data,

And from the redrawn figure,

AE = FB

And from the figure,

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