# SOLUTION: a rectangular rose garden measures 24 meters in length and 10 meters in width and a diagonal path through the garden divides it into two equal sections, what is the length of the p

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 Question 296980: a rectangular rose garden measures 24 meters in length and 10 meters in width and a diagonal path through the garden divides it into two equal sections, what is the length of the path?Found 3 solutions by rfer, JBarnum, rpark91:Answer by rfer(12730)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!24^2+10^2=c^2 576+100=676 sq rt 676=26 meters Answer by JBarnum(2044)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!a^2+b^2=c^2 a=10 b=24 find c 100+576=c^2 676=c^2 26=c 26 meters long Answer by rpark91(10)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!For this problem, you would have to use Pythagorean Theorem which states a and b would be one of the sides either 24 or 10 (you choose). c would be the path or hypotenuse. 1. Plug in 24 and 10 for a and b. 2. Simplify = 3. Get rid of the square sign on sign by square rooting the other side. 4. Simplify the That is the length of the path! 26 meters.