Suppose Molokai has an area of 260 square miles. Suppose a square has an area of 260 square miles. How long is the diagonal of the square? Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a mile.
For right triangles, c2 = a2 + b2, where a and b are the lengths of the legs and c is the length of the hypotenuse.
A^sq = s • s = s2 where A^sq is the area of a square and s is the length of one side.
Using the diagonal formula to find the area of the square,
d^2/2 =A.(Area of square)