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Pythagorean theorem to find the dimensions of door

Hazel has a screen door whose height is 4 feet more than its width. She wishes to stabilize the door by attaching a steel cable diagonally. If the cable measures sq 194/2 ft, what are the dimensions of the door?

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The solution explains how to apply the Pythagorean theorem to find the dimensions of a door when the diagonal is given. Supplemented with graph, it provides a direct view to the student.

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