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Posted by **Lynn** on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7:26pm.

We know the base of the teepee/triangle is 12 feet long. How many feet of PVC pipe would the customer need for just the one side of the tee-pee?

I came to the answer 10 feet of PVC pipe when I checked my original answer, by drawing a tee-pee with these measurements. What I would like to know is how do I solve this problem mathematically? (so that I do not have to draw a visual)

No one has answered this question yet.

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7:28pmUse the theorem of Pythagoras

length^2=6^2+8^2

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**Lynn**, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7:34pmThank you, I think. I still do not understand could you explain it to me? My professor still has not gotten back to me, yet.

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 9:14pm - Math (Re-post) -
**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 9:22pmThe Theorem of Pythagoras states that you can find the hyptonuse of a right triangle by using this formula.

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

Your triangle's base is 6 feet. Its height is 8 feet. You want to find c (the hypotenuse).

(6 * 6) + (8 * 8) = c^2

36 + 64 = c^2

100 = c^2

10 = c

Your answer is right.

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**Anonymous**, Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 12:23pmYou all were a great help, thank you!!!

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 4:57pmYou're welcome.

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