8th grade Algebra

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Marianna's rectangular garden is 15 yards long and 10 yards wide. She wants to stretch a wire for hanging lights from one corner of the garden to the opposite. About how long should the wire be?

  • 8th grade Algebra -

    Pythagorean Theorem:

    Let c equal the hypotenuse.

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2
    15^2 + 10^2 = c^2
    225 + 100 = c^2
    325 = c^2
    ? = c

  • 8th grade Algebra -

    The nearest would be 18. Right?

  • 8th grade Algebra -

    Right.

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