Namita walks 14 meters towards west, then turns to her right and walks 14 meters and then turns to her left and walks 10 meters. Again turning to her left she walks 14 meters. What is the shortest distance (in meters) between her starting point and the present position ?



Namita walks 14 meters towards west, then turns to her right and walks 14 meters and then turns to her left and walks 10 meters. Again turning to her left she walks 14 meters. What is the shortest distance (in meters) between her starting point and the present position ?

A. 10

B. 24

C. 28

D. 38

Answer : B. 24


Explanation:

Kunal walks 10 kilometers towards North

    The movements of Namita are as shown in figure (A to B, B to C, C to D and D to E).
    Clearly, Namita’s distance from his initial position AE.
    AE = (AB + BE) = (AB + CD)
    = (14 + 10) m
    = 24 m.


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