Find the distance from C to A.

chijioke

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This is my diagram
The distance from C to A is 3km from my diagram. But I was asked to find the distance from C to A. I am thinking supposed distance from C to A is C to B. Is anything wrong with my diagram?

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The distance from C to A is 3km from my diagram. But I was asked to find the distance from C to A. I am thinking supposed distance from C to A is C to B. Is anything wrong with my diagram?
Yes, there is something very wrong with your diagram.

Try adding this to your diagram and you should then see what (immediately).

If you still can't see what's wrong with it then let us know and I'm sure someone will re-draw it (correctly) for you. (Or just tell you where
C should be in relation to B. ?)

Remember: he goes
East from A and then North from B!

Please DO come back (with the correct sketch
C to A.

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Yes, there is something very wrong with your diagram.

Try adding this View attachment 35861 to your diagram and you should then see what (immediately).

I can't still see it. What is wrong?

I can't still see it. What is wrong?
C is 3 km north from B, not from A.

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I can't still see it. What is wrong?
Grrrrrrrrrrr! ?

Imagine yourself (on the paper) at Point
A.
Walk East to B then go North (Up!) from
B to C.
You don't end up where you put
C, do you?

(
C should be above B not above A!!!!)

I can't still see it. What is wrong?

It is important to read carefully; some problems depend as much on understanding English as on understanding math.

The key phrase here is "then changes direction and". He does not walk 4 km east from A, or alternatively walk 3 km north from A; rather, the two motions are sequential: He first walks east, then continues from B by walking north from there.

You were told that the drawing was wrong, but you repeated the same drawing rather than starting anew and following the directions.

Grrrrrrrrrrr! ?

Imagine yourself (on the paper) at Point
A.
Walk East to B then go North (Up!) from
B to C.
You don't end up where you put
C, do you?

(
C should be above B not above A!!!!)
For the avoidance of any doubt...