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?

math  Ms. Sue, Friday, February 25, 2011 at 8:19pm
Use the Pythagorean Theorem.
a^2 + b^2 = c^2

math  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

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

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

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