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On the way to school, Bobby noticed the school bus travels 8 miles north, then turns west and goes 6 miles to get to school. If there were a road that went straight from Bobby's house to school, how long the road would be?

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    Use the Pythagorean Theorem.

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2

  • math -

    If you sketch this you will see a right triangle is formed.

    a = 8
    b = 6
    c = hypotenuse

    Use the Pythagorean theorem
    c^2 = a^2 + b^2
    Solve for c, road to Bobby's house

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    is the answer 10 miles

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    Right, allen!!

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    u the best teacher ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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