# What is the distance between (10,0) and (-4,0)?

Mar 16, 2016

$14$

#### Explanation:

$\left(10 , 0\right)$ and $\left(- 4 , 0\right)$ are both points on the X-axis.

$\left(10 , 0\right)$ is $10$ units to the right of the Y-axis, and
$\left(- 4 , 0\right)$ is $4$ units to the left of the Y-axis.

Therefore the points are $14$ units apart.

Mar 17, 2016

$14$

#### Explanation:

We can say that these are $14$ units apart because, they lie on the $x - a x$$i s$

(or)

color(brown)(Distacolor(brown)(nce=sqrt((x_2-x_1)^2+(y_2-y_1)^2)

Where (in this case)

color(red)(x_1=10,x_2=-4,y_1=0,y_2=0

Substitute the values in the formula

$\rightarrow \sqrt{{\left(- 4 - 10\right)}^{2} + {\left(0 - 0\right)}^{2}}$

$\rightarrow \sqrt{{\left(- 14\right)}^{2} + {\left(0\right)}^{2}}$

color(green)(rArrsqrt(196)=14