Posted by **Papito** on Monday, May 7, 2007 at 10:37am.

A baseball player hits a triple and ends up on third base. The baseball "diamond" is a square, each side with length 24.2 m, with home plate and the three bases on the four corners. What is the magnitude of his displacement?

* I'm not familiar with the sport

i divided the diamond into two diagonally, then, using the pythagorean theorem I found the hypotenus. but i don't think that is right. Please help

pythagorean theorem is a + b =c

If the 'diamond' is a square, and he's 3/4 round it (3rd base), he's one side length from home. Displacement is'nt how far he went, it's how far he is from the start point. 24.2m.

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