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A retail major has a warehouse (W) located at (16, 10) in a town having roads laid on a square grid parallel to the x and y axes. There are five retail supermarkets (M, N, O, P and Q) located respectively at (4, 4), (6, 16), (16, 24), (20, 16) and (26, 4).

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Common Information Question: 1/3

What is the ordering of the supermarkets from the nearest to the farthest from the warehouse?

 A.

P, M, N and Q, O 

 B.

P, N and Q, O, M

 C.

P, O, N and Q, M

 D.

P, O, M, N and Q

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Solution:
Option(C) is correct

$\because$ The town has roads laid on a square grid parallel to the x and y axes the distance between any two points (x1, y1) and (x2, y2) is given by the following relation.

d = ∣x1 - x2∣ + ∣y1 - y2∣

The co-ordinates of M is (4, 4) and that of N is (6, 16).

Distance between M and N = ∣4 - 6∣ + ∣4 - 16∣ = 2 + 12 = 14

Hence the table,

Table below can be scrolled horizontally

  M N O P Q W
M 0 14 32 28 22 18
N 14 0 18 14 32 16
O 32 18 0 12 30 14
P 28 14 12 0 18 10
Q 22 32 30 18 0 16
W 18 16 14 10 16 0

From the table, we get that the supermarkets in increasing order of distance from the warehouse are P, O, N/Q, M.

Hence, option C is the correct choice.


(4) Comment(s)


Mathew
 ()

distance from w to O is 14, and distance from W to N and Q is sqrt136, which means option B is correct.


Mathew
 ()

from where is this formula coming d = âx1 - x2â + ây1 - y2â, the distance formula between two points P(x1, y1) and Q(x2, y2) is given by:

d(P, Q) =sqrt( p(x2 − x1)2 + (y2 − y1)2)


Juned Hashmi
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Solution for the question is wrong

Distance formula = sqrt[(x2 - x1)^2 + (y2 - y1)^2]


Juned Hashmi
 ()

Sorry, solution is correct.