# Pythagorean theorem word problems

Solve real-world problems that can be modeled by right triangles, using the Pythagorean Theorem!
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### Problem

A flagpole broke in a storm. 7 meters are still sticking straight out of the ground, where it snapped, but the remaining piece has hinged over and touches the ground at a point 24 meters away horizontally.
How tall was the flagpole before it broke?
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