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 2 years ago
if jane walks 15m straight and then she turns left and walks for 5 m after that she walks another 3 m towards right then how far is she from the point of start? i am finding it tough to picturize this ..
 2 years ago
if jane walks 15m straight and then she turns left and walks for 5 m after that she walks another 3 m towards right then how far is she from the point of start? i am finding it tough to picturize this ..

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across
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2You have to use the Pythagorean theorem.

erica.d
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i know that but how to plot this or draw this

tyteen4a03
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The diagram you're looking for is this:dw:1348068681247:dw

tyteen4a03
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Excuse my drawing, but you get the idea.

erica.d
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@tyteen4a03 thanks...now what?

tyteen4a03
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Putting this in the coordinate plane, assuming that the starting point is the origin, the final point would be (5, 18). Now plug these numbers into the distance formula \(\sqrt{(x2x1)^2 + (y2y1)^2}\) and you get the answer.

erica.d
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@across if i'll join the two end points ..still i am unable to find the distance ...

across
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2If you join the two ends, you will end up with a right triangle that has a base of length 5 and a height of length 15+3.

erica.d
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1348069046132:dw ?? @across

erica.d
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1that's amazing....@across you are genius :) thanks a lot

erica.d
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1348069219200:dw i was doing it this way...and i guess there is no need to plot it on graph and point out coordinates ..... @across thanks alot again

erica.d
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i wish i could give you all the medals lol

tyteen4a03
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@erica.d One thing about mathematics is that there are many solution to the same problem. The Distance Formula, for example, is useful when you only know the starting and the ending point (imagine your question, but you're only given 2 points). In this case, using Pythagoras's theorem is like reinventing the wheel.

erica.d
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i know that but what @across has done was not imagined by me ...by the way thanks
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