What is the distance between #(-1,-1,-1)# and #(1,1,1)#?

1 Answer
Mar 26, 2018

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 + (color(red)(z_2) - color(blue)(z_1))^2)#

Substituting the values from the points in the problem gives:

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

#d = sqrt((color(red)(1) + color(blue)(1))^2 + (color(red)(1) + color(blue)(1))^2 + (color(red)(1) + color(blue)(1))^2)#

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

#d = sqrt(4 + 4 + 4)#

#d = sqrt(12)#

#d = sqrt(4 * 3)#

#d = sqrt(4)sqrt(3)#

#d = 2sqrt(3)#

Or

#d ~= 3.464#