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a ship sails 27km due south then 16km due west. How far is the ship to the nearest 0.1 km ,from its starting point?

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    Use the Pythagorean theorem to find the hypotenuse of this right-angle triangle.

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2

    27^2 + 16^2 = c^2

    729 + 256 = c^2

    985 = c^2

    31.384 = 31.4 km = c

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    thanx xx

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    You're welcome.

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