A rectangular field is to be divided along its diagonal PR into two plots. If the dimensions of the field are 150 times 75m calculate the length of the fencing needed to divide the field. Round off to an acceptable level of accuracy

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*A rectangular field is to be divided along its diagonal PR into two plots. If the dimensions of the field are 150 times 75m calculate the length of the fencing needed to divide the field. Round off to an acceptable level of accuracy*

That diagonal is the hypotenuse of a right triange, so we can use Pythagoras' Theorem c^{2} = a^{2} + b^{2}

Call the diagonal c and call the sides of the field a and b

c^{2} = 150^{2} + 75^{2}

c^{2} = 22,500 + 5625

c^{2} = 28,125

c = sqrt(28,125)

c = 167**.**705

I think a reasonable level of accuracy is tenths, so lets call it = **167.7 meters of fence**

In actuality, depending on the type of fence they build, they might need a little extra at the ends.

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