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Allie and Ezra are sitting on flagpoles, throwing bananas at each other. Allie's flagpole is 35 ft tall. Ezra's is 27ft tall.The flagpoles stand 15 ft apart. How far does Ezra have to throw a banana to bean Allie?

 Apr 9, 2020

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Draw a diagram ...

Straight acroos from Ezra to Allie's flagpole is 15 feet.

From that point on Allie's flagpole up to Allie is 35 - 27 = 8 feet.

You have now drawn a right triangle with its two sides 15 feet and 8 feet; use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the hypotenuse.

 Apr 9, 2020
 #1
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Best Answer

Draw a diagram ...

Straight acroos from Ezra to Allie's flagpole is 15 feet.

From that point on Allie's flagpole up to Allie is 35 - 27 = 8 feet.

You have now drawn a right triangle with its two sides 15 feet and 8 feet; use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the hypotenuse.

geno3141 Apr 9, 2020

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