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Chapter 5.4, Problem 20E

Textbook Problem

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.)*

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DB intersects AE...Ch. 5.CR - Given:12. Prove: ABAC=BECDCh. 5.CR - Given: ABC~DEF not shown A=50,E=33D=2x+40 Find:...Ch. 5.CR - Given: InABC~DEF(notshown) not shown...Ch. 5.CR - For Review Exercises 21 to 23, DEAC...Ch. 5.CR - For Review Exercises 21 to 23, DEAC...Ch. 5.CR - For Review Exercises 21 to 23, DEAC...Ch. 5.CR - For Review Exercises 24 to 26, GJ bisects FGH...Ch. 5.CR - For Review Exercises 24 to 26, GJ bisects FGH...Ch. 5.CR - For Review Exercises 24 to 26, GJ bisects FGH...Ch. 5.CR - Given:...Ch. 5.CR - Prove that if a line bisects one side of a...Ch. 5.CR - Prove that the diagonals of a trapezoid divide...Ch. 5.CR - Given: ABCwithrightBACADBC...Ch. 5.CR - Given: ABCwithrightBACADBC...Ch. 5.CR - In drawings shown, find x.Ch. 5.CR - Given:...Ch. 5.CR - Find the length of a diagonal of a square whose...Ch. 5.CR - Find the length of a side of a square whose...Ch. 5.CR - Find the length of a side of a rhombus whose...Ch. 5.CR - Find the length of an altitude of an equilateral...Ch. 5.CR - Find the length of a side of an equilateral...Ch. 5.CR - The length of the three sides of a triangle are...Ch. 5.CR - In the drawings, find x and y.Ch. 5.CR - An observation aircraft flying at a height of 12...Ch. 5.CR - Tell whether each set of numbers represents the...Ch. 5.CT - Reduce to its simplest form: a The ratio...Ch. 5.CT - Solve each proportion for x. a...Ch. 5.CT - The measures of two complementary angles are in...Ch. 5.CT - RTS~UWV. a Find m W if m R=67 and m S=21....Ch. 5.CT - Give the reason AA, SAS, or SSS why RTS~UTW. a RU...Ch. 5.CT - In right triangle ABC,CD- is the altitude from C...Ch. 5.CT - In ABC,mC=90. Use a square root radical to...Ch. 5.CT - Given its lengths of sides, is RST a right...Ch. 5.CT - Given quadrilateral ABCD with diagonal AC-. If...Ch. 5.CT - In XYZ,XZ-YZ- and Z is a right angle. a Find XY if...Ch. 5.CT - In DEF,D is a right angle and m F=30. a Find DE if...Ch. 5.CT - In ABC,DE||BC-. If AD = 6, DB = 8, and AE = 9,...Ch. 5.CT - In MNP,NQ bisects MNP. If PN = 6, MN = 9, and MP =...Ch. 5.CT - For ABC, the three angle bisectors are shown. Find...Ch. 5.CT - Given: 1C; M is the midpoint of BC-;CM=MB=6 and...Ch. 5.CT - In Exercises 16 and 17, complete the statements...Ch. 5.CT - In Exercises 16 and 17, complete the statements...

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