# SOLUTION: Town A is 9 miles from town B, and 12 miles from town C. A road connects towns B and C directly. Find the length of this road.

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 Question 254187: Town A is 9 miles from town B, and 12 miles from town C. A road connects towns B and C directly. Find the length of this road. Found 2 solutions by solver91311, richwmiller:Answer by solver91311(16897)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! You haven't provided enough information. What is the angular relationship between the road from A to B and the road from A to C? John Answer by richwmiller(9143)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Is there a drawing or diagram or more information? There is not enough info to know where town c is in relation to town A and B they could be arranged C A B or A B C all in a straight line or C could be i mile from A and equidistant A to B and C to B If you are trying to say that A and B are the legs of a right triangle and c is the hypotenuse you failed. C could be any side of the triangle. The hypotenuse will be the longest side of a right triangle. Very poorly worded problem. Grade of F- to whoever made this problem.