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Using PVC Pipes for building a tee-pee and I nees to know, how to figure out how long the pieces should be for 12 feet across and 8 feet tall to build this tee-pee in my yard?

  • Math - , Monday, November 1, 2010 at 5:39pm

    The 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

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