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anonymous
 5 years ago
A pilot flies a plane south and then 600 miles west, where she lands the plane. How far south did the pilot fly if she lands 610 miles from her starting point?
anonymous
 5 years ago
A pilot flies a plane south and then 600 miles west, where she lands the plane. How far south did the pilot fly if she lands 610 miles from her starting point?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Draw a diagram of the flight path and connect 'miles from starting point': method of solution would be revealed once you see your drawing.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I don't understand this at all D:

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You need to know some basic of right triangle and pythagorean theory: its a big word but not that difficult to understand.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I know how to use the Pythagorean theorem i just don't know like how to do the problem >_<

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I would square 600 and 610 right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Attempt what I said earlier. Go south draw a line down the page, go west another line

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Then square root the sum of the two numbers?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\  \ x  \ 610  \ _____ \ 600

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0a^2 + b^2 = c^2 x^2 + 600^2 = 610^2 x^2 + 360000 = 372100 x^2 = 12100 x = 110 miles
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