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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by devi View Post
    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} = 39m

    Therefore option (b) is correct.
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