ALGEBRA 2, 2012
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 PAGE: 81 SET: Exercises PROBLEM: 29
Please look in your text book for this problem Statement

The Washington Monument is  tall and weighs .

The monument is topped by an aluminum square pyramid.

The sides of the pyramids base measure , and the pyramid is tall.

Find the slope that a face of the pyramid makes with its base.

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Consider the ordered pairs and .

(Formula for slope)

(Substitute and )

(Simplify)

(Simplify)

Therefore, the slope is .

So, the slope that a face of the pyramid makes with its base is about either or .

The slope that a face of the pyramid makes with its base is .

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