math
posted by Kason .
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.

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