# How do you find the distance between (1,-3), (1,4)?

Mar 24, 2018

$7 \text{ units}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{note that the x-coordinates of the 2 points are both 1}$

$\text{this indicates the points lie on a vertical line and so the}$
$\text{distance between them is the difference of the y-coordinates}$

$\Rightarrow \text{distance "=4-(-3)=4+3=7" units}$