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Posted by **B.B.** on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 5:04pm.

Taxicab Distances Problem. Imagine that the grid lines on a coordinate grid are streets and that the distance between two points must be measured by the number of "blocks" a taxicab would have to travel horizontally and vertically to get from one point to the other. The sum of the horizontal and vertical distance is called the taxicab distance. A cab driver estimates that traveling one block during rush hour takes about 5 minutes. What general rule can you use to find the taxicab distance between two points on a grid?

Thanks for the help.

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**drwls**, Friday, September 18, 2009 at 8:16pmDivide the rush hour driving time in minutes by 5. That will give you the number of blocks (the "taxicab distance")

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**candy**, Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 4:11pmThat helped, Thanks!

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