Question

# Two vertical poles of height 9 m and 14 m stand on a plane ground. If the distance between their feet is 12 m, find the distance between their tops.

Solution

## Two poles A and B of height 9m and 14m stand on a plane ground. If the horizontal distance between the two poles is 12m, find the distance between the tops. : this can form a right triangle we can solve. one side; the difference between the heights of the poles, 14-9 = 5m one side; the horizontal distance between the poles give as 12 m The distance between the tops is the hypotenuse (h)  = 25 + 144  = 169 h =  h = 13 m between the tops of the poles

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