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    Pythagorean Theorem Word Problem

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    "There is a bamboo 10 ft. high, the upper end of which being broken reaches the ground 3 feet from the stem. Find the height of the break."

    Please show your work in steps so I can understand the process used to solve it.

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    Suppose the height of the break is x ft high. Then the upper part of the bamboo is ...

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    The Pythagorean theorem is used to solve a word problem. The solution is well explained.

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