On a map of Amanda's city, the marina is at (2, 9) and the restaurant is at (2, 8). What is the vertical distance between the marina and the restaurant?

1 Answer
Apr 29, 2018

Answer:

The distance between the marina and the restaurant is #1# unit.

Explanation:

The distance between two points is shown by the formula:
#d = sqrt((x_2-x_1)^2 + (y_2-y_1)^2)#

We have the values for the two coordinates, so we can substitute them into the distance formula:
#d = sqrt((8-9)^2 + (2-2)^2)#

And now we simplify:
#d = sqrt((-1)^2 + (0)^2)#

#d = sqrt(1)#

#d = 1#

The distance between the marina and the restaurant is #1# unit.

Hope this helps!