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Topic: IA Question #37
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Adam Staab

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IA Question #37
Posted: Jun 22, 2009 10:47 AM
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On question #37, we had one student find the length of the wire first using sine(52)=50/H... she arrived at the correct rounded answer of 63 feet. Then she used the Pythagorean Theorem to find how far the base was from the pole ... the theorem gave an answer 38.32753579 feet, which rounds to 38 feet.

I was just wondering how anyone would treat this?



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