Walter walks across a rectangular field in a diagonal line. Maria walks around two sides of the field. They meet at the opposite corner.
a) How far did Maria walk ?
I didn't really know how to find the length of what Maria walked so I added together the side lengths...
120 + 300 = 420
Maria walked 420m
b) How far did Walter walk ?
I used the Pythagorean relationship to find the answer...
a² + b² = c²
120² + 300² = c²
( 12o x 120) + ( 300 x 300) = c²
14400 + 90000 = c²
10 4400 = c²
√ 104400 = √ c²
323.1 = c
Walter walked 323.1m.
c) who walked farther ? by what distance ?
Maria walked farther by ... 96.9m
420 - 323.1 = 96.9m
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