How do you find the distance between points (3,5), (-6,0)?

1 Answer
Jul 25, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

The formula for calculating the distance between two points is:

#d = sqrt((color(red)(x_2) - color(blue)(x_1))^2 + (color(red)(y_2) - color(blue)(y_1))^2)#

Substituting the values from the points in the problem gives:

#d = sqrt((color(red)(-6) - color(blue)(3))^2 + (color(red)(0) - color(blue)(5))^2)#

#d = sqrt((-9)^2 + (-5)^2)#

#d = sqrt(81 + 25)#

#d = sqrt(106)#

Or

#d = 10.296# rounded to the nearest thousandth.