# How do you find the distance between (-2,3), (-1,7)?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 8, 2017

#### Explanation:

Think of the two points as two of the points on a triangle, with the hypotenuse between them.

The height of the triangle will be

The base of the triangle will be

Therefore, the hypotenuse, and by extension the distance between the points is:

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