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Right triangle trigonometry: advanced

Problem

The approximate height and base diameter of a conical metal valve plug are shown in the diagram in centimeters (cm). What is the distance, d, in centimeters, from the vertex to the outer edge of the circular base?
(Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a centimeter.)
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi or 2/3 pi
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