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 Question 478290: A vertical pole is to be supported by three wires. Each wire is 26 feet long and is anchored 24 feet from the base of the pole. How far up the pole should the wires be attached? Click here to see answer by wilft1(67)

 Question 478385: How do I find x and use it to find the unknown sides of a right triangle? Here are the sides: a = x + 2, b = 6x − 1, c = 6x I know I must use the Pythagorean Theorem, I just don't know how to solve this problem. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)
 Question 478385: How do I find x and use it to find the unknown sides of a right triangle? Here are the sides: a = x + 2, b = 6x − 1, c = 6x I know I must use the Pythagorean Theorem, I just don't know how to solve this problem. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)
 Question 478385: How do I find x and use it to find the unknown sides of a right triangle? Here are the sides: a = x + 2, b = 6x − 1, c = 6x I know I must use the Pythagorean Theorem, I just don't know how to solve this problem. Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 479142: the hypotenuse of an isosceles right triangle is 10sqrt of 2.find the lengths of the other sides? Click here to see answer by Tatiana_Stebko(1326)
 Question 479142: the hypotenuse of an isosceles right triangle is 10sqrt of 2.find the lengths of the other sides? Click here to see answer by J2R2R(94)

 Question 480781: How do you find the missing length if a triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem? I know the whole equation a2+b2=c2 but I have no idea how to apply it correctly. Please help me ASAP I need the answer well before August 29th (when school starts) Thank You! Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 480976: In a right triangle, ∠A=30 degrees and AC=18. How long is AB? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 481228: The base of a 17-ft ladder is 7 feet away from the wall. How far above the floor is the top of the ladder? Give your answer to the nearest thousandth. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6958)

 Question 481493: Find the standard form of the equation of each ellipse satisfying the given conditions. Endpoints of major axis: (2,2) and (8,2) Endpoints of minor axis: (5,3) and (5,1) Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6627)

 Question 481953: I need help with this question i know the pythagorean theorem but i get a little confused with it my problem is a^2+b^2=c^2 i got the square root of leg a and leg b but i dont know if i have to add them or subtract them to get my answer.What do I do? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6958)

 Question 482618: If AB = 5 centimeters, and BC = radical of 200 centimeters, what is the length of line segment AC ? Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 482866: i was given an assignment were i had to use the Pythagorean theorem to get the distance between two points. unfortunately, my answer cannot be in decimal form, but in a form were there is still a square route sign, as if you didn't use a calculator. please help. Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 483584: (x-2)^2 + x^2 = (x+2)^2 SOLVE FOR X... Click here to see answer by Tatiana_Stebko(1326)

 Question 483435: what is the length of a diagonal of a square with sides of length 4 Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 483431: write a real-life problem that you can solve using a 30degree-60degree-90degree triangle with a 12 ft hypotenuse. show your solution Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 483430: use the relationships among the lengths of sides in a 30degree-60degree-90degree triangle to find a formula for the area of an equilateral triangle in terms of the length h of altitude. Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 483006: I heed help. I can figure out the regular problems like Leg 1: 4 Leg 2: 7 Hypotenuse: X but i can't figure out ones like this. Leg 1: 10 Leg 2: 4x Leg 3: 6 Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 481630: Please help me solve this problem... Find the length of the shorter leg of a right triangle if the longer leg is 24 meters and the length of the hypotenuse is 6 meters more than twice the length of the shorter leg. Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 480415: What is the pattern for -3, 6, -9, 12 Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 480045: PQRS is a rectangle in which PQ=9 cm and PS=6cm.T is a point on PQ such that PT=7cm and RV is a perpendicular from R to ST . Calculate ST and RV? Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 479140: A wire from the top of a telephone pole to a point on the ground 20m from the pole is 40m long.how high is the pole? Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)
 Question 479140: A wire from the top of a telephone pole to a point on the ground 20m from the pole is 40m long.how high is the pole? Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1423)

 Question 484058: Use the distance formula to find the distance between X(7,11) and Y(-1,5) Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6627)

 Question 484077: Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between C(-1,2) and D(-7,6) Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 484041: Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between X(7,11) and Y(-1,5) Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)
 Question 484041: Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between X(7,11) and Y(-1,5) Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1423)

 Question 484230: a 16 foot pole is supported by 2 wires that extend from the top of the pole to points that are 5 foot each from the base of the pole. Find the total length of the 2 wires Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 484502: What is the hypotenuse of a right triangle that has legs measuring 6 cm and 8 cm? Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 484504: What is the area of a triangle that has a base of 10 ft and a height of 5 ft? Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 475886: what is the equation of the line passing through the point (-3, 1) and parallel to y = -x - 4. Click here to see answer by pablo9619(2)

 Question 475883: what is the equation of the line passing through the point (1, -5) and perpendicular to y = 1/5x - 10. Click here to see answer by pablo9619(2)

 Question 486690: how to calculate area for the pathagoras theorem Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 486547: how to find the distance using the pythagorean theorem A(1, -2) and B(-4,-4)to the nearest tenth Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 487811: If a right triangle has two legs of 15 ft and 18 ft what is the hypotenuse and how do you get the answer? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6958)

 Question 489964: can you help me with my homework on the pythagorean theorem? Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 490639: Mary works due north of home. her husband juan works due east of home.they leave for work at same time. by the time mary is 7 miles from home the distance between them is 1 mile more than the distance juan is from home. how far from home is juan? Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)

 Question 488553: use the pythagorean theorem to find the distance between each pair of points. C(-10, 12), D (-7, 6) Click here to see answer by cleomenius(959)