# A football field is 100 yards long and 50 yards wide. How do you find the length of a diagonal of the football field?

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Feb 13, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

A football field is a rectangle, so a diagonal line creates 2 right triangles. The formula for the length of the sides of a right triangle is

The length of the diagonal is

Feb 13, 2016

#### Answer:

∼112 yards

#### Explanation:

Pythagorean Theorem: the diagonal of the football field is the hypotenuse. Let´s say the diagonal is C and the two other sides are A and B.

Width = A

Length = B

Diagonal = C

so: