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

Feb 18, 2016

10

#### Explanation:

the distance formula goes:
let (a,b) and (c,d) be 2 points with x coordinates a,c and y coordinates b,d respectively.

$d = \sqrt{{\left(c - a\right)}^{2} + {\left(d - b\right)}^{2}}$

apply the formula to the problem

$d = \sqrt{{\left(- 6 - 4\right)}^{2} + {\left(7 - 7\right)}^{2}}$

d=sqrt((-10)^2

$d = \sqrt{100}$

$d = 10$

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