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Violeta wants to install new tiling in her kitchen. She places two triangular tiles together as shown in the following figure. In order to plan her installation, she needs to find the length of BC .
A_____________D The rectangle has a diagnol line in the middle
where 65 is
65 60
B_____________C
m

The length of bc is_______ units.

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1. Sounds like the diagonal is 65 and one side is 60
That means the other side is
√(65^2 - 60^2) = √625 = 25
This just the 5-12-13 right triangle, scaled up by 5.

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