anonymous
  • anonymous
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
  • anonymous
Draw a diagram of the flight path and connect 'miles from starting point': method of solution would be revealed once you see your drawing.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I don't understand this at all D:
anonymous
  • anonymous
You need to know some basic of right triangle and pythagorean theory: its a big word but not that difficult to understand.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
I know how to use the Pythagorean theorem i just don't know like how to do the problem >_<
anonymous
  • anonymous
I would square 600 and 610 right?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Attempt what I said earlier. Go south draw a line down the page, go west another line
anonymous
  • anonymous
Then square root the sum of the two numbers?
anonymous
  • anonymous
|\ | \ x | \ 610 | \ |_____ \ 600
anonymous
  • anonymous
a^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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