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Lisa B.

asked • 02/16/13

two boats leave the harbor at 9:00 am. Boat A sails north at 20 km/hr. Boat B sails west at 15km/hr. 158, How far apart are the two boats at noon?

two boats leave the harbor at 9:00 am. Boat A sails north at 20 km/hr. Boat B sails west at 15km/hr. 158, How far apart are the two boats at noon?        helpppp

Lisa B.

is it 105km?

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02/16/13

John R.

Not quite. Did you get a distance of 60 km traveled by boat A and 45 km traveled by boat b? And did you then apply the Pathagorean formula (a2 + b2 = c2)?

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02/16/13

Lisa B.

I get the distance right for both and then I added them that's how I got 105, but if I do the Pythagorean formula I get 75 km apart, is this the right answer?

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02/16/13

John R.

Yes! Very good!

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02/16/13

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