# How do you find the distance between (7,2), (-5,7)?

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Mar 30, 2018

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

The easiest way to find the distance between two points is to use the distance formula:

It looks really complicated and confusing, but I'll help you through it.

Remember that points are in the form:

- I am going to call
#(7,2)# **Point 1**, so:

#x_1 = 7#

#y_1 = 2# - I'm going to call
#(-5,7)# **Point 2**, so:

#x_2 = -5#

#y_2 = 7#

Now all we have to do is substitute those into the equation and solve. Here goes nothing:

So the distance between