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A taxicab moves five blocks due north, five blocks due east, and another two blocks due north. Assume all blocks are of equal size. What is the magnitude of the taxi’s displacement, start to finish?

a.
9.8 blocks

b.
9.2 blocks

c.
12 blocks

d.
8.6 blocks

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