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7-34.

How long is the longest line segment that will fit inside a square of area square units? Show all work.

Draw a diagram. A square labeled, A, = 50.

Area of a square = s², where s = length of a side. Side labels added to square, on top & left sides, square root of 50.

Use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve for .  Added to square, diagonal from, bottom left to top right, labeled, c.