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# Starting from point A on a flat savannah, a cheetah walks 10 miles....

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Starting from point A on a flat savannah, a cheetah walks 10 miles due north, then 8 miles due east, and then 4 miles due south, arriving at point B. What is the shortest distance, in miles, that the cheetah can walk to return to point A?
A) 18
B) 16
C) 14
D) 12
E) 10

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12 Aug 2018, 05:43
CAMANISHPARMAR wrote:
Starting from point A on a flat savannah, a cheetah walks 10 miles due north, then 8 miles due east, and then 4 miles due south, arriving at point B. What is the shortest distance, in miles, that the cheetah can walk to return to point A?
A) 18
B) 16
C) 14
D) 12
E) 10

We will have a right triangle with base = 8 and length = 6
hypotenuse = 10
E
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