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The tent forms an isosceles triangle. Make two right triangles symmetrically. So the bottom for the right triangle is (6 feet)/2 = 3 feet. Using the Pythagorean theorem,
c^2 = a^2 + b^2 (b = height, c = slanted side, a = bottom)
b= \sqrt{c^2-a^2} = \sqrt{5^2-3^2}=4 feet
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