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Can someone help me with this please.
An airplane mechanic stands on a runway with a horizontal distance of 28 feet from the base of a control tower. The mechanic sees a pilot in the top of the control tower, 25 feet from the ground. Find the distance (to the nearest tenth of a foot) between the mechanic and pilot.
Distance, to the nearest tenth = ___ ft.

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So remember the formula for distance is:
\[\sqrt{(\Delta x)^2 + (\Delta y)^2}\]

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so what triangle means

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right

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Well, as a matter of style, the 25 and 28 should probably be switched, but yes

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well aren't we fancy

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i know

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D=(28x)^2+(25y)^2

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34.54

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is that right????

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34.5

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784x

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625y

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add them together is 1,409

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37.5

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i was using my iphone

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37.5 is the right answer. thank you

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Good ol' Pythagorean Theorem - don't leave home without it!

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