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what is the distance from the pitcher's box to second base if the distance from the pitcher's box to home plate is 18 meters and the distance between bases is 27 meters

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  1. The second base and the home base are situated at the opposite corners of a square of side 27m. The pitcher's box is 18m from the first base along the diagonal of the square.

    Distance between the pitcher's box and the second base
    = length of diagonal - 18m
    = √(27²+27²)-18
    = 27√2 -18 metres.

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