Solution: Determine the length of the wire and the angle it makes with the pole

When supporting a pole is fastened to it 20 feet from the ground 15 feet from the pole. Determine the length of the wire and the angle it makes with the pole.

Problem Statement: ME Board November 1994

When supporting a pole is fastened to it 20 feet from the ground 15 feet from the pole. Determine the length of the wire and the angle it makes with the pole.
• A. 24 ft, 53.13°
• B. 24 ft, 36.87°
• C. 24 ft, 53.13°
• D. 25 ft, 36.87°

The length of the wire is 25 ft while the angle it makes with the pole is 36.87°.

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