# Find the Shortest Distance From L to M. If

If a person travels from a point L towards east for 12 km and then travels 5 km towards north and reaches a point M, then shortest distance from L to M is:

1. 12 km
2. 13 km
3. 14 km
4. 17 km
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 31st August 2015 in

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Explanation:-

In the figure-

The distance from starting point to end point =  (122 + 52)1/2
= (144 + 25)1/2
= (169)1/2
= 13 km

Then, the shortest distance from L to M is 13 km.

Hence, the answer is (2) 13 km.

Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 31st August 2015.