# algebra

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if sarha wants to secure a bookcase by attaching a metal strip from the upper right corner to the lower left corner how long should the metal strip be if the bookshelf is 6 foot high and 8 foot wide?

• algebra -

Use the Pythagorean Theorem.

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

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