# mathq

posted by .

Please show me how to work this.

A park has two walking paths shaped like right triangles. The first path has legs 75 yd and 100 yd long. the second path has legs 50 yd and 240 yd long. What is the total length of the shorter path, in yards?

• mathq -

the length of each path is the combined length of its legs and its hypotenuse.

As you will recall from your study of the Pythagorean Theorem, the hypotenuse is found using

h^2 = a^2+b^2 where a and b are the legs of the triangle.

1. 75+100+125 = 300
2. 50+250+255 = 555

now, what is the length of the shorter path?

• mathq -

300 yards. I had on the numbers, but did not know to add them. Thanks, again.

## Similar Questions

1. ### Thermochemistry

Path A A sample of gas in a cylinder of volume 3.96 L at 327 K and 3.28 atm expands to 7.34 L by two different pathways. Path A is an isothermal, reversible expansion. Calculate the work for Path A. Answer in units of J. Path B Path …
2. ### math gr.10

Hi! I have been stuck on this problem for the past 20 minutes. Please help! A rectangular garden 30m by 40m has two paths of equal width crossing through as shwon. Find the width of each path if the total area covered by the paths …
3. ### physics

(a)Calculate the work done by moving a 50 kg mass along each of the legs of the path shown below. What is the total work expended when going along the entire path?
4. ### geometry

One right triangle has legs 18cm and 14cm. Another right trangle has legs 14cm and 24 cm. What is the ratio of the areas of these two triangles?
5. ### Integrated Math 1

A rolling stone may take two different paths. On path 1, it takes 10 seconds for it to reach the bottom of the hill, while on path 2, it takes it 15 seconds. It is twice as likely to go on path 2. How long does it take it on average?
6. ### math

A rolling stone may take two different paths. On path 1, it takes 10 seconds for it to reach the bottom of the hill, while on path 2, it takes it 15 seconds. It is twice as likely to go on path 2. How long does it take it on average?
7. ### math

A walking path is shaped like a rectangle with a width 7 times its length "l". What is a simplified expression for the distance between opposite corners of the walking path?
8. ### Pre Calculus

A park has a circular walking path with a diameter of 250 meters. a) Write the equation to describe the walking path in your diagram. b) Find the distance traveled by someone walking once around the entire path. c) Find the distance …
9. ### algebra

A walkman path is shaped like a rectangle with a width 7 times its length l. What is a simplified expression for the distance between opposite corners of the walking path
10. ### math

A rectangular park is 35m long and 17wide.a path or width 2.5m constructed on the outside of the park. find the area of path.

More Similar Questions