Two stations A and B are situated in such a way that their distance from point O (origin) are 6 km and 8 km respectively and they are in north and east directions. Find the distance between A and B.

Asked by Gishin Rajan | 31st Dec, 2013, 11:43: AM

Expert Answer:

Two stations A and B are situated in such a way that their distance from point O are 6 km and 8 km respectively.
 
Therefore, OAB is a right angled triangle right angled at O.
 
Thus, applying Pythagoras Theorem we have,
 
Thus, the distance between A and B is 10 km.

Answered by Vimala Ramamurthy | 31st Dec, 2013, 06:47: PM

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