# algebra 1

a glider flies 8 miles south then 15 miles east then flies in a straight line back to the airport. what was the distance of the gliders last leg back to the air port

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1. Use the Pythagorean Theorem as I showed you in your last postr.

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2. ok

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3. so 8^2 + 15^ = k^2
64 + 225 = k^2
289 = k^2
17 = k

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4. Right!

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