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The football field is 60 yards by 100 yards.Is the length of the diagonal across this field more or less than 200 yards?

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    length=sqrt(60^2+100^2)

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    Use the Pythagorean theorem since the diagonal is the hypotenuse of a right triangle.

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2
    60^2 + 100^2 = c^2

    Take it from there.

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