# Trigonometry Application Word Problems and Pythagorean Theorem

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A radio station is going to construct a 12 foot tower for a new antenna on top of a tall building. The tower will be supported by three cables, each attached to the top of the tower and to points on the roof of the building which are 5 feet from the base of the tower. What is the total length of these three cables? 39 feet

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#### Solution Summary

The Pythagorean theorem is used to solve a word problem.

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