How Far Man from His Starting Point? if

A man walked 1 Km towards east and then runs south and walks 5 Km again he run to east and walk 2 Km, after this he turns to north and walks 9 Km. Now how far is he from his starting point?

  1. 3 Km
  2. 4Km
  3. 5 Km
  4. 7 Km
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Answer: (c) 5 km
Explanation:-

A man walks in East direction = 1 km
He walks in the South direction= 5 km
Again he walks in east direction = 2 km
After, he walks in the North direction = 9 km

Given figure-

RE: How Far Man from His Starting Point? if


In right angle triangle
hypotonuse2 = base2 + perpendicular2     (by Pythagoras theorem)
Therefore, DE2 = 42+ 32  = 16 + 9 = 25
DE = 5 km
Hence, the distance from starting point is 5 km.

Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 30th May 2015.
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