anonymous 5 years ago A chart with 2 points (-8,-10) and (6,-4). What is the length between the two points?

1. anonymous

$\sqrt{(6-(-8))^2+(-4-(-10))^2}$ $=\sqrt{196+36}=\sqrt{232}$

2. anonymous

okay I am lost as to how you got that as the answer, is there anyway that you can explain it a little bit?

3. anonymous

The formula for distance between two pts (x,y) and (a,b) is as under:$d=\sqrt((x-a)^2+(y-b)^2)$

4. anonymous

okay, that helps tremendously thank you