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What is the positive difference between walking 3 miles due east followed by 4 miles due north and walking from the same starting point to the same end point directly on a diagonal path?


A. 7 miles
B. 5 miles
C. 2 miles
D. 1 mile
E. It is the same distance.

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What is the positive difference between walking 3 miles due east followed by 4 miles due north and walking from the same starting point to the same end point directly on a diagonal path?


A. 7 miles
B. 5 miles
C. 2 miles
D. 1 mile
E. It is the same distance.


diagonally = 5
difference = 3+4 -5 = 2
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What is the positive difference between walking 3 miles due east followed by 4 miles due north and walking from the same starting point to the same end point directly on a diagonal path?


A. 7 miles
B. 5 miles
C. 2 miles
D. 1 mile
E. It is the same distance.
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If one is through with the concept of Pythagorean Triples one can mark the right answer within 10 secs...

The Diagonal Distance must be (B) 5 Miles.

So, The difference of the positive distance must be 3 + 4 - 5 = 2 , Answer must be (C) 2

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Bunuel wrote:
What is the positive difference between walking 3 miles due east followed by 4 miles due north and walking from the same starting point to the same end point directly on a diagonal path?


A. 7 miles
B. 5 miles
C. 2 miles
D. 1 mile
E. It is the same distance.


The distance of the former path is 3 + 4 = 7 miles. The distance of the latter path, x, is the length of the hypotenuse of the triangle formed, and it can be found using the Pythagorean theorem:

3^2 + 4^2 = x^2

25 = x^2

5 = x

Therefore, the difference of the two distances is 7 - 5 = 2 miles.

Answer: C
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