Problem #1127


Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is $8$ miles southwest of downtown St. Paul and $10$ miles southeast of downtown Minneapolis. Which of the following is closest to the number of miles between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } 13 \qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 14\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 15\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 16\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 17$

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