# A person drives 12 km in east direction and then takes a left turn and drive for 5 km

A person drives 12 km in east direction and then takes a left turn and drive for 5 km before before he stops. How far is he form the starting point by the shortest route?

- 17 km
- 15 km
- 13 km
- 11 km

**Answer: (3) 13 km **

**Solution:-**

According to the question look at the below diagram-

Then, the distance of short rout = sqrt.(12^2 + 5^2)

= sqrt.(144 + 25)

= sqrt.(169)

= 13 km

Then, the shortest distance from starting point to end point is 13 km.

Hence, the correct answer is option (3) 13 km.