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Gabby walks 12 blocks east from school and then 16 blocks south and each block is 50 yards how far is Gabby from school in yards?

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  1. (12*50) + (16*50) = ?

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  2. draw the path taken, then a straight line back to the school.

    You have a right triangle, with legs 12 and 16 blocks.

    This is just a 3-4-5 right triangle, scaled up by a factor of 4.

    So, the distance is 4*5 blocks, or 20*50 = 1000 yards

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