Solving Radical Equations
1. Solve the following equations on a separate sheet of
paper. Check your answers.
2. A wire is needed to support a telephone pole that is
23 feet high. The cable will be anchored to a stake that is 7.5 feet from the
base of the pole. To the nearest tenth of a foot, how much cable is needed?
a) Draw a picture of the problem.
b) Clearly define your variable(s).
c) Solve.
d) Write your answer in a complete sentence.
