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A rectangular lawn is 48 feet long and 61 feet wide. A path extends diagonally between two opposite corners of the lawn.

 

What is the length of the path, to the nearest tenth of a foot?

 

Enter your answer, as a deicmal, in the box.

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 Feb 28, 2018
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The diagonal is the hypotenuse of the right triangle formed with the two sides of the lawn as legs

 

Pythagorean theorem for right triangles    a^2 + b^2 = c^2     a and b are legs and c is hypotenuse

 

sqrt ( 48^2 + 61^2) = hypotenuse   (the diagonal) =~77.6 ft

 Feb 28, 2018

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