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Two cars leave the same parking lot, with one heading north and the other heading east. After several minutes, the northbound car has traveled 5 miles, and the eastbound car has traveled 12 miles. Measured in a straight line, how far apart are the two cars?

 May 6, 2020
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Given a=5 and b=12,

c = 13

∠α = 22.62° = 22°37'12" = 0.39479 rad

∠β = 67.38° = 67°22'48" = 1.17601 rad

area = 30

perimeter = 30

 

https://www.calculator.net/pythagorean-theorem-calculator.html?av=5&asv=&bv=12&bsv=&cv=&csv=&x=46&y=23

 May 6, 2020
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Right triangle    distance apart = hypotenuse = c

Pythagorean Theorem:

c^2 = 12^2 + 5^2      solve for  'c' 

 May 6, 2020
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Also to clarify, (no i'm not the person who wrote anything in this thread)

 

the pythogoream thereom states...

 

legs A and B, and hypothenuse C.

 

A^2 + B^2 = C^2.

hugomimihu  May 6, 2020

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