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what is the total distance the bird travels?

So i figure that I have to use pythagorian theorem. One of the legs is 132.9km but I don't know how to find the other leg. Thanks.

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what is the total distance the bird travels?

So i figure that I have to use pythagorian theorem. One of the legs is 132.9km but I don't know how to find the other leg. Thanks.

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There's a hard way and an easy way to do this problem. I'll let you think about it some more.

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ok i thought i figured it out at 170.1km, but it says that is wrong. What did i do wrong?

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First we want to find the time the two trains will collide. So [tex] \frac{132.9 km}{44.3 \frac{km}{h}+ 44.3\frac{km}{h}} = \frac{3}{2} [/itex] hours. So multiply the eagles speed by this. Remember distance divided by velocity gives you time according to [tex] d = rt [/tex]

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I'm curious as to what kind of bird this is that flies at 177.2 km/h.

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