# What is the distance between (–3, –2) and (1, 4)?

Apr 19, 2018

$\sqrt{42}$

#### Explanation:

Work out the change in x which is $4$. This is the width. Then work out the change in y which is $6$. This is the height.

This can be used in pythgoras:

${a}^{2} + {b}^{2} = {c}^{2}$

${4}^{2} + {6}^{2} = \sqrt{42}$