# Math

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I am confused with this problem could someone please explain?
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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Divide the rush hour driving time in minutes by 5. That will give you the number of blocks (the "taxicab distance")

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That helped, Thanks!

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