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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 84067This question is from textbook introductory algebra : The measure of a big-screen television is given by the length of a diagonal across the screen. A 36-inch television has a width of 24.4in. Find the height of the screen to the nearest tenth of an inch. This question is from textbook introductory algebra Answer by Edwin McCravy(8924)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!```The measure of a big-screen television is given by the length of a diagonal across the screen. A 36-inch television has a width of 24.4in. Find the height of the screen to the nearest tenth of an inch. Just use the Pythagorean theorm: c² = a² + b² 36² = 24.4² + b² 1296 = 595.36 + b² 1296 - 595.36 = b² 700.64 = b² = b b = 26.46960521 or about 26.5 inches. It's odd to have a TV screen higher than it is wide, but that's the way it works out. Maybe the TV was lying on its side! J Edwin```