A 5–foot string of lights will be attached to the top of a 4–foot pole for a holiday display. How many feet from the base of the pole should

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A 5–foot string of lights will be attached to the top of a 4–foot pole for a holiday display. How many feet from the base of the pole should the end of the string of lights be anchored?

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Katherine 1 week 2021-10-05T01:20:30+00:00 1 Answer 0

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    2021-10-05T01:21:36+00:00

    Answer:

    3

    Step-by-step explanation:

    The lights and pole form a right triangle. The question gives the hypotenuse as 5 and one side length as 4.

    Use the Pythagorean theorem: a^2+b^2=c^2.

    Plug in what you are given: 4^2+b^2=5^2

    16+b^2=25

    b^2=9

    b = 3

    Or you could recognize that it was a pythagorean triple: 3, 4, 5

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