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Question 13

A guy wire attached to a vertical pole of height 18 m is 24 m long and has a stake attached to the other end. How far from the base of the pole should the stake be driven so that the wire will be taut?

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Given, a guy wire attached to a vertical pole of height 18 m is 24 m long and has a stake attached to the other end.

Let AB be the pole and AC be the wire.

By Pythagoras theorem,

AC2 = AB2 + BC2

242 = 182 + BC2

BC= 576 – 324

BC= 252

BC = 6√7m

Therefore, the distance from the base is 6√7m.

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Question 13

A guy wire attached to a vertical pole of height 18 m is 24 m long and has a stake attached to the other end. How far from the base of the pole should the stake be driven so that the wire will be taut?

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Given, a guy wire attached to a vertical pole of height 18 m is 24 m long and has a stake attached to the other end.

Let AB be the pole and AC be the wire.

By Pythagoras theorem,

AC2 = AB2 + BC2

242 = 182 + BC2

BC= 576 – 324

BC= 252

BC = 6√7m

Therefore, the distance from the base is 6√7m.

Our top 5% students will be awarded a special scholarship to Lido.

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