Bamboo high 32 feet was at a certain height broken by the wind 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 result:

x =  12


x2=(32x)2162 64x=768 x=768/64=12 =12

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