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The Pythagorean Theorem and Baseball

baseball diamond with diagonal drawn between bases A baseball diamond is actually a square, with right angles at each base. Draw a line from first base to third base. You've created a right triangle with that line as the hypotenuse. Since you know the length of the other two sides of the triangle, use the Pythagorean theorem to find the length of the hypotenuse: (90)2 + (90)2 = c2


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