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  • one year ago

Find the distance between the two points. Round to the nearest tenth if necessary. (10, –8), (4, 0)

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  1. Hero
    • one year ago
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    @jguillory4, what are your thoughts regarding this problem? Do you have an approach to attempt solving this yet?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Use the distance formula for the two points

  3. anonymous
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    I have an idea how to solve it

  4. Hero
    • one year ago
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    What idea is that @jguillory4? Mind sharing?

  5. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    \(D=\sqrt{(0-(-8)^2+(4-10)^2}\\ D = \sqrt{(8)^2+(-6)^2}\\D=\sqrt{64+36}\)

  6. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    add 64 + 36 = 100 \(\sqrt{100}=10\)

  7. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    why not find the distance between the x values, then the distance between the y values and just use Pythagoras' Theorem... the distance between the points is the hypotenuse it means less to remember

  8. Hero
    • one year ago
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    @alexxmorales the point was to figure out what the user already knows first before attempting to help.

  9. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1435521986188:dw|

  10. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    so always ask if they can plot the points. then if the can find the distance, then use pythagoras

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