# What is the distance between #(-2,1)# and # (3,7) #?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 7, 2015

The distance between

#### Explanation:

We can use the distance formula to find the distance between any two given points, where

If we plug in our points, our equation will be:

This can be simplified to

And then:

You can't simplify this further, so your final answer is

*Usually, the square root of a quantity would be #+# or #-# , but in this case, the quantity is only positive because it represents distance, which can never be negative.*