IM1.7.1 Dancing Ribbons
(For these questions, the units on the grid above are meters) 1. In pattern 1, some of the members think that the ribbon from Gene to Claire will be shorter than the one from Gene to Beth. How long are each of these ribbons? Explain how you calculated these lengths. 2. Beth is in charge of ordering materials for the team. She would like to know if the ribbons from pattern 1 are long enough to make pattern 2, or if she needs to buy more. Investigate this problem, and make a recommendation to Beth.
Explain how to find the distance between any two points (a,b) and (c,d) on the coordinate plane.