A civil engineer is mapping the overhead clearance of his family’s property on a coordinate grid. The ground is represented by the x-axis and the base of the house is at the origin. There are two trees on the property. One tree is 8 feet from the base of the house and is 14 feet tall. The other tree is 16 feet from the base of the house and is 9 feet tall. What is the distance from the base of the house to the closest treetop? Round your answer to the nearest tenth.

Guest Apr 21, 2021

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Pythogorean theorem

tree one is sqrt ( 8^2 + 14^2 ) = ___________ ft

tree two is sqrt (16^2 + 9^2) =____________ ft from base Which is smaller distance ?

ElectricPavlov Apr 21, 2021