Posted by Cassie on .
Children climb 8 ft to the top of a slide. The end of the slide is 1 ft above the ground and the slide rises at a 45 degree angle. If the slide makes a straight line from the top to the bottom, how far does a child travel down the slide? Round to the nearest foot.

Geometry 
drwls,
You have an isosceles triangle with equals sides of 7 foot length. The hypotenuse (which is the slide length) is sqrt(49 + 49) feet. Do the calculation.