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Instead of walking along two adjacent sides of a rectangular field, a boy took a short cut along the diagonal and saved a distance equal to half the longer side. Then the ratio of the shorter side to the longer side is
Check choices, e.g., Diagonal =
Distance saved = 3 − = 0.75 ≠ Half the larger side hence, incorrect.
⇒ Diagonal = 5
Distance saved = (4 + 3) – 5 = 2 = Half the larger side.