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juliecamdotnet: If two cars were faced away from each other back to back, both cars travelled 8 miles forward then made a 90 degree left turn and traveled another 6 miles, how far apart would they be?

   [C]_____                ,
       (6) |               |\
           | (8)           |  \
           |               |    \
           S          (16) |      \  (x)
           |               |        \
       (8) |               |          \
           |_____[C]       |____________\
             (6)                (12)

So, the distance from one car to the other would be the hypotenuse of a right triangle with sides measuring 16 and 12 miles.

162 + 122 = x2
256 + 144 = x2
400 = x2
20 = x

I get 20 miles (32.19 km)
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From: dark_wolfe Date: April 14th, 2004 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I concur.
From: chinoe Date: April 14th, 2004 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
"forward, never straight."
From: just_joolie Date: April 14th, 2004 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
wrong.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: April 14th, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's wrong with it? I checked my math twice!
From: just_joolie Date: April 14th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

it was a stupid question anyway.

You too, can make mistakes.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: April 14th, 2004 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: it was a stupid question anyway.

Huh? Where did I make a mistake?

*scratching head*
From: just_joolie Date: April 14th, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: it was a stupid question anyway.

your the one that told me you were wrong. i dunno. nevermind.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: April 14th, 2004 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: it was a stupid question anyway.

Ohhhh, yeah, I did tell you that, but then after I figured out my mistake I posted my work to make sure it was right.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: April 14th, 2004 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: it was a stupid question anyway.

Why did you drop me from your friends list?
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