At a certain height, the wind broke the bamboo high 32 feet, so the bamboo top reached the ground at a distance of 16 feet from the trunk. At what height from the ground was the bamboo broken?

Correct answer:

x =  12

Step-by-step explanation:

x2=(32x)2162 64x=768 x=768/64=12

x^2 = (32-x)^2 - 16^2

64x = 768

x = 768/64 = 12

x = 12

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