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A silver statue of Pooja is leaning against a wall. The top of her head touches the wall at 40 feet. If the base of the statue is 9 feet away from the wall, how tall is Pooja’s statue, in feet?

 Jan 19, 2020
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Pooja is the hypotenuse of a right triangle with 40 foot and 9 foot legs.

 

By Pythagoras' Theorem:   hypotenuse2  =  402 + 92    

 

                                           Pooja's height  =  square root of 1681       

 

                                           Pooja's height  =  41 feet 

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 Jan 19, 2020

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