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A boat is being pulled into a dock with a rope

A boat is being pulled into a dock with a rope attached to the boat at water level. when the boat is 12 feet from the dock, the length of the rope from the boat to the dock is 3 feet longer than twice the height of the dock above the water.

- Determine the equation needed to find the height of the dock.

- Find the height of the dock

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Draw the diagram as above:
We have:
L = 3 + ...

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