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A boat travels due east for 3 kilometers, makes a right turn and heads

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A boat travels due east for 3 kilometers, makes a right turn and heads due south for 12 kilometers, and finally makes a left turn and travels due east again for 6 more kilometers. What is the distance between the boat`s starting and ending locations?

A. 10
B. 11
C. 13
D. 15
E. 17



Draw the given information on graph we would end up getting a relation : 9^2+ 12^2= sq rt 225= 15 option D
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once you draw the route . you will notice that when you join the starting point and the ending point of the boat it turns out to me the hypotenuse of a larger right angled triangle whose legs are 12 km (height ) and 9 km (base) . so using Pythagorean theorem the distance needed would be 15 kms .
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Bunuel wrote:
A boat travels due east for 3 kilometers, makes a right turn and heads due south for 12 kilometers, and finally makes a left turn and travels due east again for 6 more kilometers. What is the distance between the boat`s starting and ending locations?

A. 10
B. 11
C. 13
D. 15
E. 17



Draw the given information on graph we would end up getting a relation : 9^2+ 12^2= sq rt 225= 15 option D


Could you please share the graph/picture? Mine is coming out to be two triangles, kind of a rhombus.
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Archit3110 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
A boat travels due east for 3 kilometers, makes a right turn and heads due south for 12 kilometers, and finally makes a left turn and travels due east again for 6 more kilometers. What is the distance between the boat`s starting and ending locations?

A. 10
B. 11
C. 13
D. 15
E. 17



Draw the given information on graph we would end up getting a relation : 9^2+ 12^2= sq rt 225= 15 option D


Could you please share the graph/picture? Mine is coming out to be two triangles, kind of a rhombus.


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