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# Trigonometry Word Problems

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The distance from home plate to dead center field in Sun Devil Stadium is 401 feet. A baseball diamond is a square with a distance from home plate to first base of 90 feet. How far is it first base to dead center field.

Solve the problem. One number is 6 less than a second number. Twice the second number is 48 more than 5 times the first. Find the two numbers.

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the distance between home plate and second base is 90 root 2; so the distance from second base to dead center is
401 - 90 root 2 = 273.7 (ft)

we get a triangle, two of its sides being 90 and 273.7, and the angle between them ...

#### Solution Summary

Baseball word problems are examined. The two numbers are determined.

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