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A person leaves house A and walks to house B and then to house C. the distance between houses A and B (hypotenuse) is 13km. the distance between houses B and C is 7km more than the distance between houses A and C algebraically determine an equation to model this situation and use it to find the direct distance between houses A and C.
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 one year ago
A person leaves house A and walks to house B and then to house C. the distance between houses A and B (hypotenuse) is 13km. the distance between houses B and C is 7km more than the distance between houses A and C algebraically determine an equation to model this situation and use it to find the direct distance between houses A and C. Help please?! :(

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swin2013
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1First draw a picture of what the word problem is depicting

decker333
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1358904442079:dw

swin2013
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1that will help you visualize it much much much better

swin2013
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1since AB is x+7 and AC is x and you have the hypotenuse... do you think you can solve it with Pythagorean theorem to find x?

sriramreddy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0let AC = x then BC = x+7 and AB = 13. for right angle triangle x^2+(x+7)^2 = 13^2 we will get x = 5
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