# What is the distance between (4.7, 2.9) and (-2.6, 5.3)?

Oct 29, 2015

The distance formula is $d = \sqrt{{\left({x}_{2} - {x}_{1}\right)}^{2} + {\left({y}_{2} - {y}_{1}\right)}^{2}}$. When you plug in the given values, you get $d = \sqrt{{\left(4.7 - - 2.6\right)}^{2} + {\left(2.9 - 5.3\right)}^{2}}$.
$d = \sqrt{53.29 + 5.76}$
$d = \sqrt{59.05}$
$d = 7.68$