During the summer months we will be running a series of fun math problems to help students stay sharp, including those on grade level and those in need of math intervention.

A baseball diamond forms a 90 foot square. It is 90 feet from home to 1^{st} base, another 90 feet between 1^{st} and 2^{nd }, and the same for each of the remaining bases.

Grade 4 and up: If Ryan hits a single and then steals second base how far has he travelled? If his teammate then hits a double sending Ryan home how many feet in total has Ryan travelled?

Hint: Add up all the distances between the bases or multiply the number of bases reached by 90.

**Geometry**: If you cut the baseball diamond in half between the 1^{st} and 3^{rd} bases you will get a triangle with a 90 degree angle at home base. Now solve this:

The Detroit Tigers have runners at 1^{st} and 2^{nd}. Miguel Cabrera hits a hard grounder to Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre who steps on the bag at third for a force out and then throws the ball to the first baseman to make the double play. How far did Adrian throw the ball? ( What is the distance in a straight line between first and third.)

Hint: Use the Pythagorean theorem