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# What mathematical formula is used to determine the distance from one base to another and also the distance between home plate and second base?

###### Wiki User

###### 2005-09-18 18:58:15

Pythagorean Theorem. We know its 90 feet between the bases, and

we know that you're describing a right triangle, so we can figure

the distance between home plate and second base as: 90^2 + 90^2 =

x^2 8100 + 8100 = x^2 16200 = x^2 127.29 feet

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