For going to a city B from city A, there is a route via city C such that .. It is proposed to construct a 26 km highway which directly connects the two cities A and B. Find how much distance will be saved in reaching city B from city A after the construction of the highway.
Answer: [8 km]
In use, Pythagoras theorem
Dividing by 8 we get
x = – 12 is not possible because distance cannot be negative.
Distance covered to reach city B from A via city C = AC + CB
Distance covered to reach city B from city A after the construction of highway