# How do you find the distance of ( 9, 5 ) and ( 6, 5 )?

Jun 19, 2016

$d = 3$

#### Explanation:

You could find the distance by using the formula:

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

but the points have the same y-coordinate, so you can reduce the operations by simply calculating

$d = | {x}_{2} - {x}_{1} |$

so $d = 3$