Winners from last weeks math problem, and the new problem of the week

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Pythagoras Saves the Day 

We can find Harper’s and Salina’s respective walking distances by using the Pythagorean Theorem. The walking distance is the hypotenuse of the right triangle formed by the driving distances. We can write the distance Harper walks home as √(32 + 72) = √58 7.6 km, and the distance Salina walks home as √(22 + 52) = √29 5.4 km. From here, we can determine that Harper walks 7.6 – 5.4 = 2.2 km farther than Salina.

Winners:

Holden Bayless

Broc Bennett

Dexter Bradford

Damian Burrell

Sara Chandler

Brad Dixon

Xander Henry

Jocelyn Hurst

Corbin Jensen

Callie Johnson

Maddy Johnson

Noah Lane

JJ Marsigli

Greg Olson

Savannah Pounds

Avery Steele

Taylor Stewart

Porter Stulce

Tyler Thompson

Aly Whittaker

 Teachers:

Ms. Phillips