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Just a small little math project we'll be working on.

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By Alex Ammon and Dyami Hunt

PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM

IN A PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL DIAMOND

On a professional baseball diamond, there are 90 feet between each of the bases.How far would the player have to throw the ball from first to third base?

To solve this we will be using the formula Pythagorean Theorem, which in translation is a²+b²=c².

90² is equivalent to 8,100

90ft

90ft

90ft

90ft

So the  first thing you want to do is square all of the numbers.

8,100ft

8,100ft

So A²+B²=C², which in this case is 8,100+8,100= 16,200

8,100ft

8,100ft

Then you square root 16,200, and that gives you 127.279220614

So now you go 8,100+8,100=16,200

So the total distance the ball is thrown is 127.279220614ft.

Thank you