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Construction workers planned to secure a tall pole using two cables attached to the pole at a point 12 meters above ground.

what is the total legth of the cable ?

please round to the nearest tenth

Theres a triangle inside theres a pole that measures 12 meters on one side of it in the inside there is 45 degree angle on the other side in the inside theres is a 30 degree angle.

it is a triangle

boominA Feb 7, 2019

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Feb 7, 2019

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We need to know the angle of the wires to the ground or wires to the pole to figure this one ,,,,,

ElectricPavlov Feb 7, 2019

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OK..... you have two RIGHT triangles

sine = opp / hypotenuse (this assumes the angles you gave me are the angles the cables make with the ground)

= 12/hyp

sine 30 = 12/hyp

.5 = 12/hyp hyp = 24 for one side

the OTHER side

sin 45 = 12/hyp hyp = 16.97 total = 24 + 16.97 = 40.97 m

Sorry ....I edited this several times !!

ElectricPavlov Feb 7, 2019

edited by
ElectricPavlov
Feb 7, 2019

edited by ElectricPavlov Feb 7, 2019

edited by ElectricPavlov Feb 7, 2019

edited by ElectricPavlov Feb 7, 2019

edited by ElectricPavlov Feb 7, 2019