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15 October, 03:52

The Forbidden City in Beijing, China, is the world's largest palace complex. Surrounded by a wall and a moat, the rectangular complex is 960 m long and 750 m wide. Find the distance, to the nearest meter, from one corner of the complex to the opposite corner.

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  1. 15 October, 04:03
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    Since we are asked about the distance from corner to corner, we are to find the hypotenuse. So using the hypotenuse formula:

    c^2 = a^2 + b^2

    c^2 = 960^2 + 750^2

    c^2 = 1,484,100

    c = 1,218.24 m

    Hence the distance from corner to corner is about 1218 meters.
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