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Posted by on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 5:40pm.

sandra walked 9 blocks due east then 12 blocks due south . what is the shortest distance from where she started to where she finished

  • geometry - , Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 5:48pm

    Use the Pythagorean theorem and find the diagonal of this rectangle.

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2

    9^2 + 12^2 = c^2

    81 + 144 = c^2

    225 = c^2

    15 = c

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