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# In the figure 15-mile road from A to C is under construction. A detour from A to B of 5 miles and then from B to C of 13 miles must be taken. How much farther is the “detour’ from A to C than the road from A to C? Exercises 7, 8

To determine

To find:

The difference between the distances of the detour from A to C and the road from A to C.

Explanation

Given:

The given figure is,

The distance of road from A to C is 15 miles. A detour from A to B of 5 miles and then from B to C of 13 miles is taken.

Calculation:

Consider the given figure,

Figure (1)

Distance covered in detour from A to C is,

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