# Distance between pitchers mound and home plate in little league

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The picture below is of a Little League Baseball field. The distance from Home Plate to First Base is 60 feet, and from Home Plate to the center of the Pitcher’s Mound is 46 feet. The baseball "diamond" is actually a square (distance between each base is 60 feet), so the angle made by each base is 90°. So, if a line were connecting Home Plate with the Pitcher’s mound, it would create a 45° angle. So, approximately how far is First Base from the center of the Pitcher’s Mound? (HINT: The pitcher’s mound is not in the middle of the field, so there are NO right angles in this problem.) (