Steph_Rawr352
Jim has put a fence along the side AC of the triangular patch of land shown below. What is the length of the fence? (picture below)



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Steph_Rawr352
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philips13
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what would Pythagoras say about this?

y2o2
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sqrt(15²+8²) = 17 meter

Steph_Rawr352
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use the pythagorean theorem ?

y2o2
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yes , you'll use the Pythagorean theorem.

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is it 17m ?