# SOLUTION: A cordless telephone will work if it is within 50m of its base. If, while oyu are talking on the ohine, you walk 15m away from the base in a southerly direction, then, turn to face

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Pythagorean-theorem Question 134837: A cordless telephone will work if it is within 50m of its base. If, while oyu are talking on the ohine, you walk 15m away from the base in a southerly direction, then, turn to face west and walk 42m,will the phone still work?Answer by vleith(2825)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Use the Pythagorean theorem The length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is given by a = 15, b = 42. Find c. Then check if c is <= 50. If so, you are golden. If not, you are hosed.