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# Jerry and Silvia wanted to go from the southwest corner of a square fi

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Jerry and Silvia wanted to go from the southwest corner of a square field to the northeast corner. Jerry walked due east and then due north to reach the goal, but Silvia headed northeast and reached the goal walking in a straight line. Which of the following is closest to how much shorter Silvia’s trip was, compared to Jerry’s trip?

(A) 30%

(B) 40%

(C) 50%

(D) 60%

(E) 70%
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18 Mar 2019, 04:27
Rubina11 wrote:
Jerry and Silvia wanted to go from the southwest corner of a square field to the northeast corner. Jerry walked due east and then due north to reach the goal, but Silvia headed northeast and reached the goal walking in a straight line. Which of the following is closest to how much shorter Silvia’s trip was, compared to Jerry’s trip?

(A) 30%

(B) 40%

(C) 50%

(D) 60%

(E) 70%

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