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A Popsicle is a square prism with a base edge length of 3 inches. When the Popsicle is frozen a 7 inch stick is frozen inside as the image shows. After frozen, 1 inch of the stick remains outside the Popsicle. What is the length of AC, to the nearest inch?

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do you have a picture?

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yes sorry I forgot to upload it -.-

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well i mean, logically, i would think it would be one 6 inches, just because of the way it is worded. But i feel like that's probably not what they're asking you to do, rather, i think they want a Pythagorean theorem problem

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so you first have to find the length of a then c

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& how do I do that?

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do you know how to use the Pythagorean theorem?

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so if you plug 3 in for a and b in the first one, you get a=sqrt(18)

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then you use that number and 6 in the next equation to find AC which is 7.35

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I still don't get this sorry I was working on find the area of a rhombus using the Pythagorean theorem but for some reason this doesn't make sense to me .

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How did you get 7.35?

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i used the pytagorean theorem once with 3 and 3 for a and b, and again with sqrt(18) and 6 to get 7.35

- anonymous

so the answer is 7.35?

- anonymous

ok so it would be 4.24^2 +6 ^2 =59.9776 so 7.35 is the square root

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yeah that's correct, sorry i wish i could explain it better! just you have to use the Pythagorean theorem twice. Yup thats right!

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But is says round to nearest inch would it be 7.3?

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or does it stay 7.35

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