this question is about a rectangle

Question Description

I’m studying for my Mathematics class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?

Columbus ran one time around the perimeter of a rectangular field that measures 40 feet by 70 feet. Pythagoras ran from one corner to the opposite corner and back. How much farther did one of them run? Express your answer to the nearest whole number.

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Final Answer

Perimeter of the rectangle =2(40+70)=2*110=220 feet

Columbus covered 220 feet.

Pythagoras ran twice the diagonal = 2 *sqrt(40^2+70^2)= 2 *sqrt(6500)= 2*80.622=161.224 =approx 161 feet 

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