Braden would have to drive due north to get to his parents' house and due east to get to his grandparents' house. I is 15 miles fron Braden's house to his parents' house and a straight-line distance of 17 miles form his parents' house to his granparents' house. How far is Braden from his grandparents' house?
By the Pythagorean Theorem, the distance from Braden from his grandparents' house is sqrt(15^2 + 17^2) = sqrt(514).
The application of the Pythagorean Theorem yields that the distance between Braden and his grandparents' residence is equivalent to the square root of the sum of the squares of the lengths of the two sides of a right triangle, which is represented as sqrt(15^2 + 17^2) = sqrt(514).