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# Pythagorean theorem challenge

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## Problem

A monument in the shape of a right triangle sits on a rectangular pedestal that is 5 meters high by 11 meters long. The longest side of the triangular monument measures 61 meters.
A triangle and a rectangle share a side that is eleven units long. The triangle has a height of x units. The slanted side of the triangle is sixty-one units. The rectangle has the width of five units.
How high off the ground is the top of the monument?
meters
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