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kcla1996
 2 years ago
Find the distance between the two points. Round to the nearest tenth if necessary. (2, 5) and (–1, –5)
kcla1996
 2 years ago
Find the distance between the two points. Round to the nearest tenth if necessary. (2, 5) and (–1, –5)

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ash.vasvani
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Make a triangle, Pythagorean theorem.

hartnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4or you could use this : Distance between points (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) is \(\huge d=\sqrt{(x_1x_2)^2+(y_1y_2)^2}\)

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Distance formula is derived from Pythagoras' Theorem, I've found it's easier for students to remember the one formula than have to memorize another one.

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1349496154838:dw

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It's easy enough to see what the lengths of the legs of the triangle are, then solve for the hypotenuse.

kcla1996
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Here are the choices: A. 1 B. 109 C. 10.4 D. 3

kcla1996
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is 1 the correct answer?

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1349496503466:dw

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11 doesn't seem very reasonable for points that far apart.

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1That seems more reasonable, but how can you be sure? What if it wasn't a multiple choice question and you had to provide an exact value, not just one rounded to the tenths' place?

kcla1996
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh i just counted how long the triangle's height was on the picture you drew, and i counted 10

CliffSedge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ah, no. You have to use Pythagorean Theorem to find the hypotenuse of the right triangle. dw:1349498042456:dw Or perhaps you would have been better off using the distance formula hart provided..

kcla1996
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok i'll try it....i'll tell you what i get

kcla1996
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how do i put (2,5) and (1,5) in that equation

AriPotta
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0coordinates are (x,y) so substitute the coordinates' x's and y's

hartnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4yup, now don't forget to take aquare root.

kcla1996
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh thank you! so it's 10.4 :D
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