# 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:

- 12 km
- 13 km
- 14 km
- 17 km

**Answer : (2) 13 km**

**Explanation:-**

In the figure-

The distance from starting point to end point = (12

^{2}+ 5

^{2})

^{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.