Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Geometry - 8.8 Pythagorean Theorem - 8.8 Exercises: 41

Answer

The height of the plane is $= 600$ m.

Work Step by Step

Let $x =$ height of the plane $a^{2} + b^{2} = c^{2}$ $x^{2} + 800^{2} = 1000^{2}$ $x^{2} + 640,000 = 1,000,000$ $x^{2} = 360,000$ $x = \sqrt (360,000)$ $x = 600$ m
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