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# Silvia is trying to box a gift for her cousin Hugo. The gift included

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Silvia is trying to box a gift for her cousin Hugo. The gift included a rod that is 26 inches long and the box Silvia is using measures 8 inches long by 6 inches wide. If the rod fits exactly in the box when one end of the rod is placed in the lower right corner and the other end is placed in the upper left corner, how tall is the box?

A. 26
B. 25
C. 24
D. 23
E. 22

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29 Aug 2018, 04:46
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Silvia is trying to box a gift for her cousin Hugo. The gift included a rod that is 26 inches long and the box Silvia is using measures 8 inches long by 6 inches wide. If the rod fits exactly in the box when one end of the rod is placed in the lower right corner and the other end is placed in the upper left corner, how tall is the box?

A. 26
B. 25
C. 24
D. 23
E. 22
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29 Aug 2018, 07:35
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Silvia is trying to box a gift for her cousin Hugo. The gift included a rod that is 26 inches long and the box Silvia is using measures 8 inches long by 6 inches wide. If the rod fits exactly in the box when one end of the rod is placed in the lower right corner and the other end is placed in the upper left corner, how tall is the box?

A. 26
B. 25
C. 24
D. 23
E. 22

$$d^2 = l^2 + b^2 + w^2$$

So, $$26^2 = 8^2 + b^2 + 6^2$$

Or, $$b^2 = 26^2 - 8^2 - 6^2$$

Or, $$b = \sqrt{676 - 64 - 36}$$

Or, $$b = 24$$, Answer must be (C)
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03 Sep 2018, 19:03
Bunuel wrote:
Silvia is trying to box a gift for her cousin Hugo. The gift included a rod that is 26 inches long and the box Silvia is using measures 8 inches long by 6 inches wide. If the rod fits exactly in the box when one end of the rod is placed in the lower right corner and the other end is placed in the upper left corner, how tall is the box?

A. 26
B. 25
C. 24
D. 23
E. 22

We can use the Pythagorean theorem for 3 dimensions to create the equation:

8^2 + 6^2 + h^2 = 26^2

64 + 36 + h^2 = 676

h^2 = 576

h = 24

Answer: C
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