How do you find the distance between the points (5,-1), (11,7)?

1 Answer
Jul 17, 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)(11) - color(blue)(5))^2 + (color(red)(7) - color(blue)(-1))^2)#

#d = sqrt((color(red)(11) - color(blue)(5))^2 + (color(red)(7) + color(blue)(1))^2)#

#d = sqrt(6^2 + 8^2)#

#d = sqrt(36 + 64)#

#d = sqrt(100)#

#d = 10#