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Trigonometry Word Problem - Football Game

Suppose at kickoff of a football game, the receiver catches the football at the left side of the goal line and runs for a touchdown diagonally across the field. How many yards would he run? (A football field is 100 yards long and 160 feet wide).

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The length(a), the width(b) and the diagonal line(c) construct a ...

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A trigonometry word problem is solved using Pythagorean theorem to determine the distance required.