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## Homework Statement

A monkey is chained to a stake in the ground. The stake is 2.15 m from a vertical pole, and the chain is 4.50 m long. How high can the monkey climb up the pole?

The answer is given in meters

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A monkey is chained to a stake in the ground. The stake is 2.15 m from a vertical pole, and the chain is 4.50 m long. How high can the monkey climb up the pole?

The answer is given in meters

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What attempt have you made? Which trig function do you think should be used?

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try drawing a picture and labeling the parts and looking at the various angles in the problem

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okay so i have a right triangle and is the height that can be climbed the hypotenuse?

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This problem can be solved with just algebra and the Pythagorean theorem.

The monkey walks over 2.15 m from the stake to the pole (x-axis).

The monkey climbs up the pole an unknown amount (y-axis).

The maximum chain length is 4.50 m (hypotenuse).

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