A quarterback takes the ball from the line of scrimmage, runsbackwards for 10.0 yards, and then runs sideways parallel tothe line of scrimmage for 15.0 yards. At this point, he throwsa 50.0-yard forward pass straight downfield, perpendicular tothe line of scrimmage. How far is the football from its originallocation?

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A quarterback takes the ball from the line of scrimmage, runs
backwards for 10.0 yards, and then runs sideways parallel to
the line of scrimmage for 15.0 yards. At this point, he throws
a 50.0-yard forward pass straight downfield, perpendicular to
the line of scrimmage. How far is the football from its original
location?

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Pythagorean Theorem

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4 +B? = C?

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Plug in all known values

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(15yards)* +(40yards) = c 1828yards = C C = 42.72yards

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