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    Pythagoras Worded Problem Help

    I have this question, but I do not understand the wording of it.
    For part a, I have used pythagoras to find y

    (4y)^2=180^2+50^2
    (4y)^2=34900
    4y=186.8
    y=46.7cm

    Therefore y = 467mm

    Can someone help me with part b?

    Nevermind, I worked it out by picturing the bigger right-angled triangles.
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    this my way you rea]d and finish by youself.
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