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One tower is 18 m in height, and another tower is 30 m in height.  Their bases are 16 m apart.  How far apart are the tops of the two towers?

 Jun 11, 2020
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hi guest!

 

so if 1 tower is 18m and another is 30m it would form a trapezoid, something like this:

*this is not drawn to scale*

 

as you can see, it forms a right triangle, with legs of 16 and 30-18=12!

 

so, the missing length is \(16^2+12^2=y^2\)

\(400=y^2\)

\(\boxed{y=20}\)

 

 

i hope this helped you! :)

 Jun 12, 2020

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