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

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  2. Claire4christ
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    so what triangle means

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    |dw:1349652797806:dw|

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    |dw:1349652879921:dw|

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    right

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

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    |dw:1349653037472:dw|

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    well aren't we fancy

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  9. Claire4christ
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    i know

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  10. Claire4christ
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    D=(28x)^2+(25y)^2

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    34.54

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  12. Claire4christ
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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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  18. Claire4christ
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    i was using my iphone

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  19. Claire4christ
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    37.5 is the right answer. thank you

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

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  21. Claire4christ
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    ok i wont

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