Elementary Geometry for College Students (5th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1439047901
ISBN 13: 978-1-43904-790-3

Chapter 3 - Section 3.2 - Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles - Exercises: 33

Answer

The car moves $\approx 751$ ft along the roadway.

Work Step by Step

1. Use the Pythagoras Theorem to solve for the roadway ($x$) $a^{2} + b^{2} = x^{2}$ $45^{2} + 750^{2} = x^{2}$ $2025 + 562500 = x^{2}$ $564525 = x^{2}$ $\sqrt (564525) = x$ $x = 751.348...$ ft $x \approx 751$ ft
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