During the hurricane a 16-meter-tall tree got fractured and its higher part fell down so that its tip touched the ground at the distance of 8 meters from the trunk. At what height is the fracture?

Guest Apr 17, 2020

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Using Pythag theorom

x = height 16-x = top of tree= hypotenuse

x^2 + 8^2 = (16-x)^2

x^2 + 64 = x^2 -32x+256

64 = -32x+256

x = 6 Meters

ElectricPavlov Apr 17, 2020