MATH SOLVE

4 months ago

Q:
# On a sunny day, a flag pole and its shadow form the sides of a right triangle. if the hypotenuse is 35 meters long and the shadow is 28 meters, how tall is the flag pole

Accepted Solution

A:

We can use Pythagorean's Theorem in order to find the remaining side length

a^2+b^2=c^2

Let a be the shadow length

Let b be the height of the flagpole

Let c be the hypotenuse

28^2+b^2=35^2

784+b^2=1225

b^2=1225-784

b^2=441

b=√441

b=21

Therefore the flagpole is 21 meters tall.

Hope this helps!

a^2+b^2=c^2

Let a be the shadow length

Let b be the height of the flagpole

Let c be the hypotenuse

28^2+b^2=35^2

784+b^2=1225

b^2=1225-784

b^2=441

b=√441

b=21

Therefore the flagpole is 21 meters tall.

Hope this helps!