Lisa has been driving for hours, and is almost at her destination. She realizes she hasn't stopped for gas in a while.
What will I do?
Lisa pulls to the side of the road, and uses her phone to find the closest gas station to her.
Nearest Gas Station
She finds that the nearest town is 5 miles North, and there is a gas station 2 miles West of that town.
When Lisa gets back to her car, she realizes she only has enough gas in her car to drive 6 miles.
Using the Pythagorean Theorem, we can find Lisa's solution.
Lisa's Current Location
Lisa will be able to make it to the gas station because it is only 5.38 miles away, and she can drive 6 miles with whatever she has left. 5 squared plus 2 squared equals 29. The square root of 29 is 5.38