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    Little League Baseball

    The layout of a Little League playing field is a square, 60 feet on a side. How far is it directly from home plate to second base (the diagonal of the square)?

    My set up is given below.

    (leg)^2 + (leg)^2 = d^2, where d is the distance directly from home plate to second base, and each leg is 60 feet. Is this correct?
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    Re: Little League Baseball

    Pythagoras is one method.

    Much easier is the numerical relationship between the legs and hypotenuse of an isosceles right triangle

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    Re: Little League Baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Cervesa View Post
    Pythagoras is one method.

    Much easier is the numerical relationship between the legs and hypotenuse of an isosceles right triangle

    That IS Pythagoras.
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    Re: Little League Baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Debsta View Post
    That IS Pythagoras.
    Your correction is noted.
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    Re: Little League Baseball

    I can take it from here.
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