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Pythagoras Saves the Day 

We can find Harper’s and Salina’s respective walking distances by using the Pythagorean Theorem. The walking distance is the hypotenuse of the right triangle formed by the driving distances. We can write the distance Harper walks home as √(32 + 72) = √58 7.6 km, and the distance Salina walks home as √(22 + 52) = √29 5.4 km. From here, we can determine that Harper walks 7.6 – 5.4 = 2.2 km farther than Salina.


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