anonymous
  • anonymous
A boy, 75 feet away from a building, is looking up at a bird who is sitting on the top of it. The building is 60 feet tall. If the boy could draw a straight line from himself to the bird, how far away from the bird is he (in feet)?
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schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Use the Pythagorean Theorem. If you draw a triangle with 75ft as the base and 60ft as one side, the hypotenuse will be the line that you are after.
anonymous
  • anonymous
diagram if possible
anonymous
  • anonymous
|dw:1332818665393:dw| where x is the height of the building, y is the distance away from the building, and z is the hypotenuse

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anonymous
  • anonymous
|dw:1332818702354:dw|
anonymous
  • anonymous
so do 75^2 +60^2 =x^2
anonymous
  • anonymous
96?
anonymous
  • anonymous
what is "^"
anonymous
  • anonymous
To the "x" power. In this case (the Pythagorean Theorem), the terms are squared, or to the 2 power.
anonymous
  • anonymous
^2 means do the number :"raised to the two" also known as squared

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