I don't suppose you made a sketch . . .
A 10-ft-long stem of bamboo is broken in such a way
that its tip touches the ground 3 ft from the base of the stem.
What is the height of the break.
The answer is 4.55 ftCode:B * | \ | \ h | \ 10-h | \ | \ - - * - - - - - * - - C 3 A
The break is at
The top of the bamboo (A) touches the ground 3 ft from C: .
Let (the height of the break).
Now apply Pythagorus: .
So we have: .
. . . . . and solve for