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First, you draw a reflection of the cowboy across the river. Then, you draw the straight line from the "cowboy" to his cabin. This will be a <math>8, 15, 17</math> Pythagorean triple, so the answer is <math>17</math>, which is <math>\boxed{C}</math>. | First, you draw a reflection of the cowboy across the river. Then, you draw the straight line from the "cowboy" to his cabin. This will be a <math>8, 15, 17</math> Pythagorean triple, so the answer is <math>17</math>, which is <math>\boxed{C}</math>. | ||
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First, you draw a reflection of the cowboy across the river. Then, you draw the straight line from the "cowboy" to his cabin. This will be a Pythagorean triple, so the answer is , which is .
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