Posted by **Kristine** on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:36pm.

Please Helpppp!!! Mother having a hard time with radicals.

A playground is shaped like a rectangle with a width 5 times its length (l). What is a simplified expression for the distance between opposite corners of the playground? Please can you post step-by-step so I understand what I am grading

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 11:17pm
length --- l

width ---- 5l

distance^2 = (5l)^2 + l^2 = 26l^2

distance = √26 l

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**Kristine**, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 11:22pm
Thanks Reiny, I appreciate the steps. :)

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