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Winners from last weeks math problem, and the new problem of the week

Submitted by david.thacker on Sat, 02/27/2016 - 10:46

Pythagoras Saves the Day

When Harper’s mom takes him to school, she drives 3 km east, then 7 km north.  When Salina’s dad takes her to school, he drives 2 km west, then 5 km south. When Harper and Salina walk home, they each travel in a straight line from the school to their respective homes. How much farther does Harper walk to get home than Salina?  Express you answer as a decimal to the nearest tenth.