# Two poles of height 17m and 10m are 15m are apart at the bottom. Find the distance between their tops

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Let AB be pole of height 17m. A is the foot and B is the top.

let CD be the pole of height 10m.. C is the foot. D top.

draw a perpendicular from D on to AB to meet it at E.

so BED is a right angle triangle. EB = AB - CD = 7m

AC = DE = 15m

Pythagoras theorem: => BD = √(7²+15²) = 16.55 m

let CD be the pole of height 10m.. C is the foot. D top.

draw a perpendicular from D on to AB to meet it at E.

so BED is a right angle triangle. EB = AB - CD = 7m

AC = DE = 15m

Pythagoras theorem: => BD = √(7²+15²) = 16.55 m

Use Pythagorean Theorem:

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