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anonymous
 3 years ago
In baseball, the distance of the paths between each pair of consecutive bases is 90 ft and the paths form right angles. How far does the ball need to travel if it is thrown from home plate directly to second base?
I know we need to find the height of the triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem, but my answer was wrong :( Help please?
anonymous
 3 years ago
In baseball, the distance of the paths between each pair of consecutive bases is 90 ft and the paths form right angles. How far does the ball need to travel if it is thrown from home plate directly to second base? I know we need to find the height of the triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem, but my answer was wrong :( Help please?

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phi
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you are asking for the length of a diagonal of a square with sides = 90 you can use pythagoras or you can use the idea that you have a 454590 triangle.

saifoo.khan
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This might help? http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/assets/images/Diagrams/Layoutofabaseballdiamond.gif

phi
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1can you post how you did this problem ?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I did h^2 + 45^2 = 90^2

phi
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I don't see where you got h^2 + 45^2 = 90^2 but look at the picture...

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I was thinking of a triangle instead of a square. So would it be 90^2 + 90^2 = h^2 ?

phi
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes and \[ h= \sqrt{90^2 + 90^2} = \sqrt{2\cdot 90^2}= 90 \sqrt{2}\]

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you so much! :D

phi
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Think over how you got the wrong answer, and what you would do differently to get the right answer.
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