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Martha climbs 40 steps to reach the first floor of a building. If the vertical and horizontal distance of each step is 1.5 ft and 1 ft, find the distance between the start and end points of each step.

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    looks like just plain ol' Pythagoras.

    x^2 = 1.5^2+1^2 = 3.25
    x = √3.25 = appr 1.8

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