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 A tall tower (Posted on 2014-06-18)
A tall tower is constructed on the side of a hill with uniform incline. Two guy wires are attached to the top of the tower and to points on the ground 50.0 feet from the tower - one directly up-slope and one directly down-slope. If the wires are 284.7 feet and 303.5 feet respectively, what is the angle of incline of the hill and how high is the tower?

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(In reply to Question by Bractals)

Indeed I did.

It was a simple application of the Law of Cosines for my students to find the wire lengths.  I wondered if it could be solved the other way around.  As you have seen it can.

 Posted by Jer on 2014-06-19 01:21:00

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