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Can anyone help me solve this?

So I wasn’t there when my math teacher was explaining this stuff in class but he still made me take the test anyway 😒 but anyways I failed it and now I have to correct everything but I don’t really understand this problem at all. Can anyone explain to me how to do this problem? Right now we’re learning about the Pythagorean Thereom and I don’t really see how this relates to it... but can someone help me?

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  • 3 months ago

    It looks like a similar triangle problem: the small triangle formed by her hand has sides proportional to the big triangle formed by the tower.

    3cm/63cm = 301 m / distance from her to top of tower (call it d)

    Cross multiply 3d = 63 • 301 = 18963 so d = that ÷ 3 = 6321 m

    It would become a Pythagorean problem if they had asked for the distance from her to the bottom of the tower but they just said to the tower which means the closest part

    • linzie3 months agoReport

      Ohhhh okay that makes a lot of sense. Thank you so much!!

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