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Distance of a Traveling Spider

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A spider is climbing diagonally up a ten (10) foot by ten (10) foot wall. If the spider is two and one-half (2 1/2 ) feet from the left side of the wall and three (3) feet up from the floor.

How far does the spider have to travel to get to the top right corner of the wall?

Round to the nearest tenth of a foot.

A

$2.7\text{ feet}$

B

$3.6\text{ feet}$

C

$10.3\text{ feet}$

D

$9.5\text{ feet}$