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Megan is standing 12 feet away from a basketball hoop, which is 10 feet in the air. How far is it from Megan's feet to the hoop? Round your answer to the nearest tenth.

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    We're looking at a triangle, so let's use the Pythagorean Theorem.

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2

    12^2 + 10^2 = c^2

    144 + 100 = c^2

    244 = c^2

    15.62 = c

    15.6 = c

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