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Word problem: Pythagorean Theorem

Fran works due north of home. Her husband Ben works due east. They leave for work at the same time. By the time Fran is 3 miles from home, the distance between them is one mile more than Ben's distance from home. How far from home is Ben?

Be is __ miles from home?

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If x= distance ben's distance from home , then by using phytagorean theorem, we ...

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Finding distance between 2 points by using Pythagorean Theorem