math
posted by allen on .
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?

Use the Pythagorean Theorem.
a^2 + b^2 = c^2 
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 
is the answer 10 miles

Right, allen!!

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