# SOLUTION: Please help me with this word problem: A guy wire of length 50 feet is attached to the ground and to the top of an antenna. The height of the antenna is 10 feet larger than the di

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Quadratic Equations Question 87089: Please help me with this word problem: A guy wire of length 50 feet is attached to the ground and to the top of an antenna. The height of the antenna is 10 feet larger than the distance from the base of the antenna to the point where the guy wire is attached to the ground. What is the height of the antenna?Answer by Flake(45)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!---Step#1: Draw the problem out to visualize. You should draw a right-triangle. The slant of the triangle is the guy-wire = 50ft. The base of the antenna to the guy-wire on the ground is say "x" The height of the antenna is 10 feet larger than the distance from the base of the antenna to the point where the guy wire is attached to the ground = (x+10) ---Step#2: Solving Rewrite ; where a = x b = (a+10) c = 50 becomes becomes becomes becomes solve with Once you have x, length of antenna is x+10