# What is the distance between #(5, –1)# and #(3,7)#?

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Feb 10, 2016

Use the distance formula:

This yields a distance of

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Use

Feb 10, 2016

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Now consider them as forming a triangle:

From this you can see that Pythagoras will give us the answer for the distance between the points.

Let distance be

so

so