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    Perpendicular Segments

    Hi everyone,

    Please help me solve this problem. I really appreciate your responses.

    Problem: In the set of perpendicular segments (please see attachment), AB = 10 and every other segment is 1 unit shorter than the previous one (so
    BC = 9, CD = 8, DE = 7, etc). What is the (straight line) distance from A to K?
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    Re: Perpendicular Segments

    Think coordinates. Put A at (0,0), B at (0,10), C at (9,10), etc. When you get to K, you easily find the distance to A.
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