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Squares: A Softball Catcher's Overthrow

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During a recent softball game between the Gaels and the Rams, the catcher for the Gaels attempted to throw out a runner for the Rams who was stealing second base. The catcher however, overthrew her target directly over the second base bag.

Use the following information to answer the question:

The base paths on a softball diamond form a square.
The distance between each base is $60 \text { feet}$.
The catcher's throw left her hand $1 \text { foot}$ behind home plate.
The catcher overthrew her target by $13 \text { feet}$.