SOLUTION: On a sunny day, a building and its shadow form the sides of a right triangle. If the hypotenuse is 34 m long and the shadow is 24 m, how tall is the building?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 307227: On a sunny day, a building and its shadow form the sides of a right triangle. If the hypotenuse is 34 m long and the shadow is 24 m, how tall is the building?Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!the leg of the right triangle 1s 24 & hypotenuse is 34 meters using the pythagorus theorem leg1^2 +leg2^2 = hyp ^2 leg1^2 + 24^2 = 34^2 leg1^2 = 34^2 - 24^2 leg1^2 = 1156-576 leg1^2=580 leg1 = sqrt 580 leg1 = 24.08 which is the height of the building Ananth