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The Golf King Driving Range is installing a huge net to catch long golf drives. The poles to hold the net up are 50 feet high. The contractor needs to run a wire from the top of the pole to the ground to keep the poles and the net secure. This wire is called a guy wire. a. If the guy wire runs from the top of the pole to a point on the ground 22 feet from the base of the pole, how long must the guy wire be? Round up to the next highest foot. b. What is the slope of the guy wire, expressed as a fraction?

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Determine the length of the guy wire.

$\begin{align*} a^{2} + b^{2} &= c^{2} && \text{Write the formula for Pythagorean theorem}\\ 50^{2} + 22^{2} &= c^{2} && \text{Substitute the values}\\ 2,500+ 484 &= c^{2} && \text{Evaluate the exponent}\\ 2,984 &= c^{2} && \text{Add the values}\\ \sqrt{2,984} &= \sqrt{c^{2}} && \text{Use square root to remove exponent}\\ 54.63 &\approx c && \text{Simplify}\\ 55 &\approx c && \text{Round off} \end{align*}$

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