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Question Valentina:

A packaging box for a metal rod is 7.5 inches along a diagonal of the base the height of the box is 18 inches what is the length of a diagonal of the box?


I drew a diagram, added two diagonals and some labels.


You know the length of BC| is 7.5 inches and the length of AC is 18 inches. The angle BCA is a right angle.What does Pythagoras tell you?


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