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a man builds a teepee in his back yard. the width of the teepee is 12ft. The height of the teepee is 8 feet. How long is the length of the pipes?

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1. The length of the pipes is the hypotenuse of a right angle triangle.

Use the Pythagorean theorem, with c = hypoteneuse length.

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

Note that the width of the triangle is 6 feet.

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2. Pthagorean theorem: square root of (6*6+8*8) is 10.

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