A boat starts from a port and moves 12 miles north and then moves 5 miles east. What is the present distance of the boat from the port?

(A) |
17 miles |

(B) |
7 miles |

(C) |
13 miles |

(D) |
15 miles |

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# Grade 8 Common Core Math Tests Question 16

A boat starts from a port and moves 12 miles north and then moves 5 miles east. What is the present distance of the boat from the port?

(A) |
17 miles |

(B) |
7 miles |

(C) |
13 miles |

(D) |
15 miles |

C) 13 miles

The distance is calculated by using the Pythagorean Theorem. distance =√(12

^{2}+5^{2}) = 13 miles