Calculations: Procedure

Step 1: Determine the Distance Traveled

Zip line diagram

Figure 3. Assume the hypotenuse of the right triangle approximates the line of travel of the rider to the lowest point on the zip line.


The distance traveled (the hypotenuse of the right triangle) is approximated using the Pythagonreal Theorem.

$$Distance (d) = {\sqrt{horizontal~distance^2 + vertical~drop^2}}$$

 

Proceed to Step 2