CHALLENGE

GRADE  9-12 / Age 14+

The  Final Challenge

A mathematician wants to play softball but needs to set the bases so that they are at right angles to each other. A ten-foot tape measure and some string are the only available tools. How can the Pythagorean theorem be used to place the bases correctly?

 

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