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You start driving north for 8 miles, turn right, and drive east for another 6 miles. At the end of driving, what is your straight line dista

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You start driving north for 8 miles, turn right, and drive east for another 6 miles. At the end of driving, what is your straight line dista

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You start driving north for 8 miles, turn right, and drive east for another 6 miles. At the end of driving, what is your straight line distance from your starting point?

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Answer:10 miles

Step-by-step explanation:If you picture it, it will be a triangle. Let’s have a= to 8 and b= to 6. Now just use Pythagoras so a^2 and b^2 = c^2

64 + 36 =100

find the root of a 100 which is 10 so it will be 10 miles

Answer:To find it you need to use hypotenuse.

Step-by-step explanation:So you drive 8 miles and drive east for 6 miles this make like a opposite L

So you can connect the edges of the L shape with a line (This line is the straight line from your starting point) forming a triangle.

Then by using

It becomes

And C will be equal to 10 miles.