# What is the distance between (-1, 3) and (5, 0)?

Feb 29, 2016

I assume that you know the distance formula (square root of sum of corresponding coordinates squared)

sqrt((a-b)^2 + (c-d)^2

We can just plug in the corresponding values into the formula

sqrt((-1-5)^2 + (3-0)^2

$\sqrt{- {6}^{2} + {3}^{2}}$

This becomes $\sqrt{36 + 9}$

Which is $\sqrt{45}$

We can take out a 9 to get a final answer of $3 \sqrt{5}$