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March 3, 2015

March 3, 2015

Posted by **Jess** on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 2:38am.

Imagine a right triangle ABC, where B is the right angle. Say you wanted to travel from point A to point C. The path A-B-C consisted of two paved roads. Path A-C was an unpaved dirt path. If you knew the distances AB and BC, using mapquest for example, you could calculate the distance of path A-C using the Pythogorean Theorem.

AC = sqrt (AB^2 + BC^2)

This would tell you how much shorter the path A-C is than path A-B-C.

IT sounds Ok as an example.

Surveying would be another example.

IT sounds Ok as an example.

Surveying would be another example.

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