HA! Trick question! You don't have a house! You're renting an apartment!
Just kidding. You live To make the math easier, let's say we have a unit of measure called a russler, which is equal to seven miles. We have a right triangle where the shortest side is 3 russlers long (21 miles) and the next is 4 russlers long (28 miles). According to the Pythagorean theorem, the square of the long side is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
3 The square root of 25 is 5, so it's 5 russlers from Alphatown to Charlieville on Highway 30. The distance all the way around the triangle is 12 russlers, so half that distance is 6 russlers. You can travel 1 russler to Alphatown, leaving 5 more to go, or you can travel two russlers to Bravoburg and have 4 more to go.
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