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A length of wire is attached to the top of a 16-foot vertical pole.

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A length of wire is attached to the top of a 16-foot vertical pole. The wire is anchored 12 feet from the base of the pole. What is the length, in feet, of the wire?

(A) 14
(B) 18
(C) 20
(D) 28
(E) 30



The pole is 16 foot and the wire is anchored 12 feet from the base of the pole.
The length of the wire can be calculated using the Pythagoras theorem.

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The length of the wire is \(\sqrt{16^2 + 12^2} = \sqrt{256 + 144} = 20\)
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