# The bases on a playground baseball diamond form a square, 60ft on a side. How far would a catcher standing n home plate need to throw the ball to get a runner out at second base?

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Jul 13, 2016

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#### Explanation:

The line from home plate to second base forms the hypotenuse of right triangle. The two sides of the triangle are each

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Therefore, the distance that the catcher will need to throw the ball to get a runner out at second base is