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Find the distance between the two points. Round to the nearest tenth if necessary. (2, 5) and (–1, –5)
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Find the distance between the two points. Round to the nearest tenth if necessary. (2, 5) and (–1, –5)
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ash.vasvaniBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Make a triangle, Pythagorean theorem.
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
or you could use this : Distance between points (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) is \(\huge d=\sqrt{(x_1x_2)^2+(y_1y_2)^2}\)
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Distance 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.
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1349496154838:dw
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It's easy enough to see what the lengths of the legs of the triangle are, then solve for the hypotenuse.
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kcla1996Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Here are the choices: A. 1 B. 109 C. 10.4 D. 3
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kcla1996Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
is 1 the correct answer?
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1349496503466:dw
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
1 doesn't seem very reasonable for points that far apart.
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
That 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?
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kcla1996Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh i just counted how long the triangle's height was on the picture you drew, and i counted 10
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Ah, 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..
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kcla1996Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok i'll try it....i'll tell you what i get
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kcla1996Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how do i put (2,5) and (1,5) in that equation
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AriPottaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
coordinates are (x,y) so substitute the coordinates' x's and y's
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
yup, now don't forget to take aquare root.
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kcla1996Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh thank you! so it's 10.4 :D
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