A flying squirrel’s nest is 12 feet high in a tree. From its nest, the flying squirrel glides 20 feet to reach an acorn that is on the groun

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A flying squirrel’s nest is 12 feet high in a tree. From its nest, the flying squirrel glides 20 feet to reach an acorn that is on the ground. How far is the acorn from the base of the tree?

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Ngọc Khuê 1 year 2021-09-01T22:30:44+00:00 1 Answers 12 views 0

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    2021-09-01T22:32:32+00:00

    Answer:

    16 feets

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Distance (D) of acorn from base of tree :

    Using Pythagoras :

    Adjacent = sqrt[(hypotenus² – opposite²)]

    Hence,

    D = sqrt[(20² – 12²)]

    D = sqrt[(400 – 144)]

    D = sqrt(256)

    D = 16 feets

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