## anonymous one year ago A youth group is setting up camp. Rain is predicted, so the campers decide to build a fly, or rain cover, over their tent. The fly will be 12 feet high and 16 feet wide. The scouts are building the frame for the fly with two poles slanted and joined together at the top of the tent. The minimum length of the slanted poles needed to support the fly is ???(answer here) feet.

1. anonymous

2. Shirley27

You could do use the pythagorean theorm of $\sqrt{(12^2+8^2)}$

3. anonymous

PEMDAS, right? Do a square it after?

4. Shirley27

So do the 12^2 + 8^2 first, then take the square root of that.

5. misssunshinexxoxo

square root of 208 is 14.4