Hello, mayster17!

I'll give it a try . . .

A solar station is to be built at ground level on the east-west line between two buildings.

The distance between the two buildings is 100 meters.

The height of the taller building is 80 m; the height of the smaller building is 40 m.

How far from the taller building should the station be placed in order to maximize

the time it will be in the sun on a day when the sun passes directly overhead?

I don't agree with that equation . . .We have: .Code:* |\ | \ | \ | \ * | \ /| | \ / | 80 | \ / | | \ / | 40 | \ / | | \ θ / | | α \ / β | - * - - - - - * - - - * - x 100-x

Then: .

Simplify: .

. . . .

Simplify: .

Quadratic Formula: .

Therefore: .