How did I not know this

How did I make it to `$adulthood * 2`

without knowing that our old friend, the Pythagorean Theorem (\(a^2 + b^2 = c^2\)), works in any number of dimensions?

The Euclidean distance \(d\) between the origin (\(0, 0, \dots 0\)) and a point defined by \(n\) coordinates \(x\) is just

\[d = \sqrt{x_1^2 + x_2^2 + \dots + x_n^2}\]

Add up all of the squares and take the square root. Dope-smack for me.

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