Philip P. answered • 08/16/18

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Draw a picture and you will see that there is a right triangle, with the tower being one leg, the distance from the tower to the cable anchor being the other leg, and the cable being the hypotenuse. Use the Pythagorean Theorem:

**a**

^{2}+ b^{2}= c^{2}- a = 18 ft
- b = height of tower
- c = cable length = 30 ft

Solve for b.

Matthew D.

08/16/18