QUESTION NUMBER 10 FOUND ON PAGE 104 :
What is the minimum distance the player
at third base has to throw the ball to get
the runner out at first base? Express your
answer to the nearest tenth of a meter.
Since 3rd base has to get the ball to 1st base, I figured out the triangle that it makes and it looks like :
After, I figured out the steps to finding the answer :
a² + b² = c²
27² + 27² = c²
( 27 x 27 ) + (27 x 27 ) = c²
729 + 729 = c²
√1458 = c²
38.2 = c²
Then I put it in the missing space : The distance thrown was 38.2 M.