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Skill 3 of 15
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Pythagoras’ theorem

How far away is the orange after, say 2 seconds of flight? We are looking for the distance $s$ here; not the coordinates $s_x$ or $s_y$, but the resulting distance $s$ to their combined position $\vec s$.

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