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Posted by Margaret on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 9:23pm.

car traveling on a road perpendicular to railroad track, car is 30 meters from the crossing, train is 50 meters from the car; how far is the train from the crossing?

• College Algebra - drwls, Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 9:29pm

You have a right triangle situation and the car-train distance is the hypotenuse.

The other leg of the triangle is sqrt[(50^2 - (30)^2]

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