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Ann lives on the shoreline of a large lake. A market is located km south and km west of her home on the other side of the lake. If she takes a boat across the lake directly toward the market, how far is her home from the market?  

Draw a diagram.

A diagonal segment, that connects Ann's house with the Market, is the hypotenuse of a right triangle, with legs of 24 km and 32 km.

If you know two legs of a right triangle, how do you find the hypotenuse?