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Solve for the height. I hope this helps,
Hi William Hi William. If you use the Pythagorean Theorem for each right triangle and solve each for y^{2}, you can come up with an equation with just x in it and solve for x either by factoring or by using the Quadratic Formula. Then you can use that value of x to find y. Cheers,
 


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