Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 10 - Radical Expressions and Equations - 10-1 The Pythagorean Theorem - Apply What You've Learned - Page 618: a


300 yds

Work Step by Step

Use the pythagorean theorem: $50^{2}+240^{2}=c^{2}$ Solve for c: $c = 245$ Next; $75^{2}+100^{2}=c^{2}$ Solving this; $c = 125$ Add all the values and compare each value, we find that the shorter path is: shorter path = 300
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