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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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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?
 one year ago
 one year ago

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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you 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.
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saifoo.khanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This might help? http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/assets/images/Diagrams/Layoutofabaseballdiamond.gif
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
can you post how you did this problem ?
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greeneyes<3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I did h^2 + 45^2 = 90^2
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I don't see where you got h^2 + 45^2 = 90^2 but look at the picture...
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greeneyes<3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I was thinking of a triangle instead of a square. So would it be 90^2 + 90^2 = h^2 ?
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes and \[ h= \sqrt{90^2 + 90^2} = \sqrt{2\cdot 90^2}= 90 \sqrt{2}\]
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greeneyes<3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Thank you so much! :D
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Think over how you got the wrong answer, and what you would do differently to get the right answer.
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