Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Geometry - 8.8 Pythagorean Theorem - 8.8 Exercises - Page 591: 24

Answer

The missing length is $12$ m.

Work Step by Step

1. Find the missing length using the Pythagorean Formula $ a^{2} + b^{2} = c^{2}$ $a = \sqrt(c^{2} - b^{2})$ $a = \sqrt(13^{2} - 5^{2} )$ $a = \sqrt (144)$ $a = 12$ m
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