Math word problem

A disoriented driver crosses diagonally from one corner of a 150 m by 275 m lawn to the far corner. How far does the wayward driver drive across the lawn? Give an approximate answer to three decimal places.

What formula would I apply to solve this?

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  1. A diagonal line between opposite corners of a rectangle (the lawn) forms two right triangles. Apply the Pythagorean theorem to either of those triangles. The diagonal will be the hypotenuse in the formula.

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    posted by drwls
  2. And how would I do that?

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    posted by Shawn
  3. Ever heard of a^2 + b^2 = c^2 for right triangles?

    I suggest you review the Pythagorean theorem.
    http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMT669/Student.Folders/Morris.Stephanie/EMT.669/Essay.1/Pythagorean.html

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