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A steep mountain is inclined 70 degree to the horizontal and rises 3500 ft above the surrounding plain. A cable car is to be installed by connecting a cable from the top of the mountain to a spot on the plain that is 1000 ft from the base of the mountain. Find the shortest length of cable needed. 
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 May 22, 2020
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"A steep mountain is inclined 70 degree to the horizontal and rises 3500 ft above the surrounding plain. A cable car is to be installed by connecting a cable from the top of the mountain to a spot on the plain that is 1000 ft from the base of the mountain. Find the shortest length of cable needed. "

 

 May 22, 2020

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