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swaugh

  • one year ago

help i give medals Carrie and her friends hiked from the ranger's station due north for 3 miles then due west for 5 miles. If they hiked in a straight line back to the ranger's station, what distance would they travel? Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a mile.

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  1. wolf1728
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    Hello swaugh

  2. swaugh
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    hi can you help me

  3. wolf1728
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    Yes I can help you

  4. wolf1728
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    They walk 3 miles north and then 5 miles west This forms a right triangle with legs of 5 and 3 The distance they would walk back to the ranger station is the hypotenuse of that triangle.

  5. swaugh
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    these are the answer choices

  6. swaugh
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    four point zero miles five point eight miles six point zero miles six point seven miles

  7. wolf1728
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    hypotenuse^2 = 5^2 + 3^2 hypotenuse^2 = 25 + 9 hypotenuse^2 = 34 hypotenuse = sq root (34)

  8. wolf1728
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    I think the person who made up that problem might have been a little confused. If they walked 3 miles north and then 4 miles west the hypotenuse would then equal 5 miles exactly.

  9. swaugh
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    thats what i got and i dont know the right answer

  10. wolf1728
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    it seems the answer would be square root of 34 or 5.8309518948 miles

  11. swaugh
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    so 5.8

  12. wolf1728
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    I guess 5.8 is close to the nearest tenth, so that's the answer.

  13. swaugh
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    thank you

  14. wolf1728
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    u r welcome

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