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Three ships, X, Y, and Z, are near the equator. X is 8 miles

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Three ships, X, Y, and Z, are near the equator. X is 8 miles due west of Z, and Y is 7 miles due north of Z.

Quantity A
Quantity B
The distance between X and Y
9 miles


A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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Re: Three ships, X, Y, and Z, are near the equator. X is 8 miles [#permalink] New post 17 May 2018, 01:08
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Pythagorus theorum for a triangle with 2 sides of 7 and 8. The length of the hypotenuse is the length of the hypotenuse is the distance between x and y.

Square root of 64+49 is greater than 81 for sure. Hence the answer.
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