Posted by **allen** on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 8:17pm.

On the way to school, Bobby noticed the school bus travels 8 miles north, then turns west and goes 6 miles to get to school. If there were a road that went straight from Bobby's house to school, how long the road would be?

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, February 25, 2011 at 8:19pm
Use the Pythagorean Theorem.

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

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**Helper**, Friday, February 25, 2011 at 8:20pm
If you sketch this you will see a right triangle is formed.

a = 8

b = 6

c = hypotenuse

Use the Pythagorean theorem

c^2 = a^2 + b^2

Solve for c, road to Bobby's house

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**allen**, Friday, February 25, 2011 at 8:33pm
is the answer 10 miles

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, February 25, 2011 at 8:36pm
Right, allen!!

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**allen**, Friday, February 25, 2011 at 8:40pm
u the best teacher ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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