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1
Ankush walked 50 m towards north then turned left and walked 68 m. He then turned to south and walked 22 m then he took a left turn and walked 44 m. After that he turned right and walked 18 m and finally he turned left to and walked 48 m. (Set 1 Q. 1)
 
What is shortest distance between starting and end point and in which direction is Ankush from the starting point?
 
» Explain it
D
We have,
Ankush walked 50 m towards north then turned left and walked 68 m. He then turned to south and walked 22 m then he took a left turn and walked 44 m. After that he turned right and walked 18 m and finally he turned left to and walked 48 m.

Using the above information we can draw a following figure:
 


Here, the shortest distance of Ankush’s starting point and final point is 26 m, and Ankush is in northeast direction with respect to his starting point.
 
Hence the correct answer is option D.
 
2
Ankush walked 50 m towards north then turned left and walked 68 m. He then turned to south and walked 22 m then he took a left turn and walked 44 m. After that he turned right and walked 18 m and finally he turned left to and walked 48 m. (Set 1 Q. 2)

What is the total distance travelled by Ankush in south direction during the entire journey?
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C
We have,

Ankush walked 50 m towards north then turned left and walked 68 m. He then turned to south and walked 22 m then he took a left turn and walked 44 m. After that he turned right and walked 18 m and finally he turned left to and walked 48 m.

Using the above information we can draw a following figure:
 

Here, the total distance travelled by Ankush in south direction during the entire journey is (22 + 18) m = 40 m.

Hence the correct answer is option C.

3
Anitha and Kathir are two friends studying in the XYZ Arts College. Anitha starts walking from her house in north direction. After walking 120m, she reached the Axis Bank. Then she turns and walks 40m in north-east direction. Then she turns 90 degree clock wise direction and walks 30m to reach Kathir’s house which is in the east of the Axis Bank. Then from Kathir’s house both of them walk 130m in south-east direction to reach their college which is east of Anitha’s house. (Set 2 Q. 1)
 
What is the shortest distance between Anitha’s House and XYZ Arts College?
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A
Following the common explanation, we get "100m".

Distance between Anita House and XYZ Arts College. (Refer figure)

50m + 50m =100m

Hence, option A is correct.



Common Explanation

Shortest distance between Axis Bank and Kathir House

402 + 302 1600 + 900 = 2500 = 50 m

Let take point X, midpoint of Anitha House and XYZ Arts College.

We know distance between Anitha House and X is 50m.

Shortest distance between Anitha House and Kathir House

1202 + 502 = 14400 + 2500 = 16900 = 130 m

Shortest distance between X and XYZ Arts College

1302 – 1202 = 16900 – 14400 = 2500 = 50 m

Distance between Anita House and XYZ Arts College.

50m + 50m =100m
 
4
Anitha and Kathir are two friends studying in the XYZ Arts College. Anitha starts walking from her house in north direction. After walking 120m, she reached the Axis Bank. Then she turns and walks 40m in north-east direction. Then she turns 90 degree clock wise direction and walks 30m to reach Kathir’s house which is in the east of the Axis Bank. Then from Kathir’s house both of them walk 130m in south-east direction to reach their college which is east of Anitha’s house. (Set 2 Q. 2)
 
What is the shortest distance between Anitha’s House and Kathir’s House?
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B
Following the common explanation, we get "130m".

To find shortest distance between Anitha House and Kathir House. (Refer figure)

1202 + 502 = 14400 + 2500 = √16900 = 130 m

Hence, option B is correct.


Common Explanation

Shortest distance between Axis Bank and Kathir House

402 + 302 1600 + 900 = 2500 = 50 m

Let take point X, midpoint of Anitha House and XYZ Arts College.

We know distance between Anitha House and X is 50m.

Shortest distance between Anitha House and Kathir House

1202 + 502 = 14400 + 2500 = 16900 = 130 m

Shortest distance between X and XYZ Arts College

1302 – 1202 = 16900 – 14400 = 2500 = 50 m

Distance between Anita House and XYZ Arts College.

50m + 50m =100m
 
5
Ankush went to the market to visit eight shops – Shop-1, Shop-2, Shop-3, Shop-4, Shop-5, Shop-6, Shop-7 and Shop-8, but not necessarily in the same order. He starts from Shop-1 and walks towards Shop-3 which is at distance of 24 m towards east. He then turns left and walks 16 m to reach Shop-5. Then he walks 57 m southwest to visit Shop-2, which is towards the south of Shop-1, crossing the path which goes through the midpoint of the line joining Shop-1 and Shop-3. After visiting Shop-2, he walked 40 m in east direction and reached Shop-7. He then walked 50 m left to reach Shop-8 and then walked 16 m right to reach Shop-4 and to reach the last shop he walked 35 m towards right. (Set 3 Q. 1)
 
What is the shortest distance between Shop-3 and Shop 6?
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E
From the final solution, we have:
 

Using, the Pythagoras theorem:

The shortest distance between Shop-3 and Shop 6 = [(20)2 + (32)2]1/2

The shortest distance between Shop-3 and Shop 6 = [1424]1/2 = 4√89 m

Hence, the correct answer is option E.

Final Solution:
 

Common Explanation:
 
Reference:
 
He starts from Shop-1 and walks towards Shop-3 which is at distance of 24 m towards east. He then turns left and walks 16 m to reach Shop-5. Then he walks 57 m southwest to visit Shop-2,which is towards the south of Shop-1, crossing the path which goes through the midpoint of the line joining Shop-1 and Shop-3.
 
Inference:
 
After using the above hints, we can mark the position of Shop-1, Shop-2, Shop-3 and Shop-4 as:


 
Reference:
 
After visiting Shop-2, he walked 40 m in east direction and reached Shop-7. He then walked 50 m left to reach Shop-8 and then walked 16 m right to reach Shop-4 and to reach the last shop he walked 35 m towards right.
 
Inference:
 
After using the given hints, the above figure can be redrawn as:
 

At this point, we can say that the shop ankur visited at last was Shop-6.