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**Step 3: **Relate the sides of the right triangle to the diagram of the real-life problem.

In this figure, drag the lengths that represent each number of the Pythagorean triple to the appropriate place on the diagram.

**Step 4:** Identify the distance that Samantha walked.

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Since Samantha walked directly, she walked the shortest distance, which is the length of the hypotenuse, or 17 yards.

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Step 5: **Determine the distance that Jerrod walked.

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Since Jerrod walked to the flower and then to the fountain, he walked the sum of 15 yards and 8 yards, or 23 yards.

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Step 6: **Determine the difference between the distance that Samantha walked and the distance that Jerrod walked.