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Posted by **Jane** on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 10:20am.

A park has two walking paths shaped like right triangles. The first path has legs 75 yd and 100 yd long. the second path has legs 50 yd and 240 yd long. What is the total length of the shorter path, in yards?

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**Steve**, Monday, March 5, 2012 at 10:37amthe length of each path is the combined length of its legs and its hypotenuse.

As you will recall from your study of the Pythagorean Theorem, the hypotenuse is found using

h^2 = a^2+b^2 where a and b are the legs of the triangle.

1. 75+100+125 = 300

2. 50+250+255 = 555

now, what is the length of the shorter path?

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**Jane**, Monday, March 5, 2012 at 10:41am300 yards. I had on the numbers, but did not know to add them. Thanks, again.

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