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The Pythagorean Theorem and Baseball

You've just picked up a ground ball at first base, and you see the other team's player running towards third base. How far do you have to throw the ball to get it from first base to third base, and throw the runner out?
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Give me a hint.
I'm ready to check my answer.





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