We were correct (even though it was math)

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Yes, the answer really was 7.

Sunday’s Dallas Morning News featured the TAAS question missed by the most sophomores (64 percent) on last spring’s test. Lots of readers e-mailed to say we’d gotten it wrong. We didn’t.

Unlike the testmasters in Austin, we’ll give you another try. (And a HINT: See italics.)

“Rachel’s house is 12 miles due west of Highway Exit 16B. Keitha’s house is due north of the same exit. The two houses are 13 miles apart. How much farther does Rachel live from Exit 16B than Keitha does?”

The choices: 11, 10, 7 or 5 miles, or “none of the above.”

— Joshua Benton