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8th grade Algebra

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Sharon and her camping group hiked 6 miles due north, stopped for lunch, and then hiked 8 miles due west, stopping at ther campsite for the night. What is the straight line distance from their original starting place to the campsite?

  • 8th grade Algebra -

    Because you're looking for the hypotenuse of a right triangle, use the Pythagorean Theorem:

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2
    6^2 + 8^2 = c^2
    36 + 64 = c^2
    100 = c^2
    10 = c

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