What is the distance between #(3, –1, 1) # and #(6, 0, 4) #?

1 Answer
Mar 5, 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)(6) - color(blue)(3))^2 + (color(red)(0) - color(blue)(-1))^2 + (color(red)(4) - color(blue)(1))^2)#

#d = sqrt((color(red)(6) - color(blue)(3))^2 + (color(red)(0) + color(blue)(1))^2 + (color(red)(4) - color(blue)(1))^2)#

#d = sqrt(3^2 + 1^2 + 3^2)#

#d = sqrt(9 + 1 + 9)#

#d = sqrt(19)#

Or

#d = 4.359# rounded to the nearest thousandth.