# What is the distance between the points (0,0) and (5,12)?

##### 2 Answers

May 29, 2017

Hypotenuse, which is 13 units.

#### Explanation:

If your starting point is origin and your dinal x is 5 and your final y is 12, you can compute the distance by

Your m will be

This is the distance. 13 units.

May 29, 2017

This is why the solution provided by G_Ozdilec works

The distance between the two points is 13 units

#### Explanation:

Basically you use the Pythagoras solution for a right tringle.

It is good practice to state the units of measurement. However none are given. So if you wish to declare something just use the word 'units'