# Math Help - Poles

1. ## Poles

Teo poles 30m and 15m high stand upright in a ground. If their feet are 36m apart, find distance between their tops
(a)35m
(b)39m
(c)30m
(d)25m

2. Originally Posted by devi
Teo poles 30m and 15m high stand upright in a ground. If their feet are 36m apart, find distance between their tops
(a)35m
(b)39m
(c)30m
(d)25m
See diagram.

By Pythagoras: $\sqrt{(15)^2+(36)^2} = 39$m

Therefore option (b) is correct.