Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 12 - Section 12.3 - Triangles - Exercise - Page 398: 5



Work Step by Step

This is a right triangle. This means we can use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of the hypotenuse. The formula is $c=\sqrt (a^{2}+b^{2})$ In this case, $a=15.0m$ $b=8.0m$ So, $c=\sqrt (15^{2}+8^{2})$ $c=\sqrt (225+64)$ $c=\sqrt 289$ $c=17.0m$
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