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On his way home from shopping, Mike must travel due south for 5 miles

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On his way home from shopping, Mike must travel due south for 5 miles and then due east for another 12 miles to reach his house. If Mike could travel in a straight line from the store to his house, how many fewer miles would he travel?

A. 1
B. 4
C. 8
D. 13
E. 17


plotting on graph we see
5:12:13 ; triplet

fewer miles ; 17-13 ; 4
IMO B

Originally posted by Archit3110 on 25 Feb 2019, 02:22.
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New post 25 Feb 2019, 02:37
Application of Pythagoras theorem.

Sides = 5,12.
base^2 + height^2 = hypotenuse^2.
Therefore, solving => 25+144 = 169. Sqrt(169) = hypotenuse = 13.

How many fewer miles? (5+12)-13 = 4.

B is the answer.
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