# SOLUTION: The legs of the triangle are 18 inches and 2 feet. The hypoteneuse is shown as a broken post. What was the original height of the post. Justify your answer. 18^ + 24^ = c^ 324 +

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 Question 259923: The legs of the triangle are 18 inches and 2 feet. The hypoteneuse is shown as a broken post. What was the original height of the post. Justify your answer. 18^ + 24^ = c^ 324 + 576 = 900 c^=900 c^ = the square root of 900 c = 30" Therefore, the original height of the post is 30". Is this right? Did I justify my answer?Answer by edjones(7569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!yes & yes