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Jenna takes a piece of plywood that is 20 inches long and uses a table saw to make a 25-inch cut from corner to opposite corner. What was the width of the piece of plywood?

 Mar 11, 2021

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Pythagorean theorem

 

25^2   =   20^2   + w^2

225 = w^2       w = 15 inches wide

 Mar 11, 2021
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Pythagorean theorem

 

25^2   =   20^2   + w^2

225 = w^2       w = 15 inches wide

ElectricPavlov Mar 11, 2021

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