Two vertical posts stand side by side. One post is 8 feet tall while the other is 17 feet tall. If a 24 foot wire is stretched between

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Two vertical posts stand side by side. One post is 8 feet tall while the other
is 17 feet tall. If a 24 foot wire is stretched between the tops of the posts,
how far apart are the posts?

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Sarah 1 month 2021-09-23T10:57:42+00:00 1 Answer 0

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    2021-09-23T10:59:28+00:00

    Answer:

    22.25 feet

    Step-by-step explanation:

    The height difference between the posts is 9 feet.

    Use Pythagorean theorem:

    c² = a² + b²

    24² = 9² + b²

    b = √495

    b ≈ 22.25

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