What is the distance between #(4, 5)# and #(-6, -7)#?

1 Answer
May 28, 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)#

Substituting the values from the points in the problem gives:

#d = sqrt((color(red)(-6) - color(blue)(4))^2 + (color(red)(-7) - color(blue)(5))^2)#

#d = sqrt((-10)^2 + (-12)^2)#

#d = sqrt(100 + 144)#

#d = sqrt(244)#

#d = sqrt(4 * 61)#

#d = sqrt(4)sqrt(61)#

#d = 2sqrt(61)#

Or

#d ~= 15.62#