How do you find the distance between the points (2,7), (10,-4)?

1 Answer
Oct 15, 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)(10) - color(blue)(2))^2 + (color(red)(-4) - color(blue)(7))^2)#

#d = sqrt(8^2 + (-11)^2)#

#d = sqrt(64 + 121)#

#d = sqrt(185)#

Or, if a non-radical is required:

#d = 13.601# rounded to the nearest thousandth.