# What is the distance between (-5, 1) to (3,0)?

Mar 21, 2016

Distance  = sqrt(65

#### Explanation:

(-5, 1) = color(blue)(x_1,y_1

(3 , 0) = color(blue)(x_2, y_2

The distance is calculated using formula:'
Distance  = sqrt((x_2- x_1)^2 + (y_2 - y_1)^2

 = sqrt((3 - (-5))^2 + ( 0 -1 )^2

 = sqrt((3 + 5)^2 + ( -1 )^2

 = sqrt((8)^2 + ( -1 )^2

 = sqrt((64 + 1)

Distance  = sqrt(65