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Homework Help: Ambiguity in question?

  1. Oct 30, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I can't really understand this question. Either it is too ambiguous or I'm not seeing something.

    A girl flies a kite at a height of 300ft, the wind carrying the kite horizontally away from her at a rate of 25 ft/s. How fast must she let out the string when the kite is 500ft away from her?

    Is the hypotenuse 500ft or the base 500ft?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 30, 2011 #2
    sounds like the hypotenuse.
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