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diagram The diagram at right represents an acrobat’s sequence on a tightrope, where m represents the distance in feet that she covers each time she does a leap. Homework Help ✎

  1. How long is each of her leaps? How can you tell?

    The diagram reveals that is the same distance as .
    Use these distances to create an equation that will allow you to solve for .

  2. Write and solve an equation to find the length of each leap.

    See part (a).

    Simplify the equation.

    Solve for .


  3. How long is the tightrope?

    Substitute m in the equation with the answer you found in part (b).