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Belmont is 7 miles due north of the airport, and Newton is 6 miles due east of the airport. How far apart are Belmont and Newton? If necessary, round to the nearest tenth.
 

 Jan 4, 2023
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Oh, this looks like a pythag problem, to better understand pythag go to:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_theorem

 

So, we have Belmont 7 miles north, and Newton 6 miles east:

 

 

So, our a is 7 and our b is 6

 

We have to fit the formula:

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

49 + 36 = c^2

85 = c^2

so the square root of 85 is

approximately 9.2

 Jan 5, 2023

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