# What is the distance between  (–5, –9)  and  (–5, 13) ?

Mar 16, 2018

$22 \text{ units}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{note that the x-coordinates of both points are - 5}$

$\text{this means that the points lie on the vertical line }$
$x = - 5$

$\text{and so the distance between them is the difference }$
$\text{between the y-coordinates}$

$\Rightarrow \text{distance "=13-(-9)=22" units}$