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Allie and Ezra are sitting on flagpoles, throwing beanbags at each other. Allie's flagpole is 35 feet tall. Ezra's flagpole is 27 feet tall. The flagpoles stand 12 feet apart. How far, in feet, does Ezra have to throw a beanbag to reach Allie?

 Aug 15, 2021
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We are trying to find n

We could make a right triangle and use the Pythagorean equation \(a^2+b^2=c^2\) to find out the hypotenuse in this case is n

For this \(a\) will be 8 and \(b\) will be 12

\(8^2+12^2=c^2\)

\(64+144=c^2\)

\(208 = c^2\)

\(c = \sqrt{208}\)

 Aug 15, 2021

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