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What is the length of a diagonal to the nearest meter?
A basketball court is a rectangle with dimensions 29m by 16m.



A. 29
B. 30
C. 31

This question is part of Grade 9 Algebra Quiz
Asked by Teacafe, Last updated: Apr 06, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered Aug 24, 2017

Pythagorean formula - square of a hypotenuse is equal to sum of squares of other two sides. The other 2 sides here are 29m and 16m - 29m squared = 841 and 16m squared = 256 for a total of 1097. The square root of 1097 is 33.12 and 33.12 does NOT 30 make.

 

szeee

Szeee

Answered Aug 06, 2017

How does the answer come to thirty and not twenty nine?

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jul 20, 2017

30
 

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