# How do you find the distance between the two points (5, 8) and (11, 0) on the coordinate plane?

Apr 18, 2017

10 units

#### Explanation:

The distance between two points on the coordinate plane is expressed:

$d = \sqrt{{\left(x 2 - x 1\right)}^{2} + {\left(y 2 - y 1\right)}^{2}}$

Now compute d:

$d = \sqrt{{\left(11 - 5\right)}^{2} + {\left(0 - 8\right)}^{2}}$
$d = \sqrt{\left({6}^{2}\right) + {\left(- 8\right)}^{2}}$
$d = \sqrt{100}$
$d = 10$ units.