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Pete is watching his ant farm one afternoon and observes that two ants walk away from each other at a 90 degree angle. After a few seconds, the first ant has traveled 3 inches and the second ant has traveled 4 inches. How far apart are the two ants at that point?

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    Ahh -- another use for the Pythagorean Theorem!

    Let a = one arm of the angle. Let b = the other arm of the angle. Let c = the hypotenuse.

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2

    What answer do you get?

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