## Excalibur0126 one year ago Find the distance between points M(6,16) and Z(-1, 14) to the nearest tenth. Show steps please.

1. anonymous

do you know the distance formula between two points?

2. Excalibur0126

Nope

3. En

to find the distance between two point use the distance formula:$D=\sqrt{(x _{2}-x _{1})^2+(y _{2}-y _{1})^2}$

4. En

just substitute your points for example (a,b) are your first coordinates then they will be your $(x _{1},y _{1})$ (c,d) are your second coordinates they will be your $(x _{2},y _{2})$

5. Excalibur0126

So (-1-6)^2+(14-16)^2

6. Excalibur0126

-7^2+-2^2 or 49+4

7. En

the answer should be $D=\sqrt{53}$

8. Excalibur0126

Okay I think I get it, thanks :)

9. En

7.280109889 in decimal form

10. jim_thompson5910

it says Find the distance ... to the nearest tenth so you'll have to convert to decimal form and round

11. En

7.280109889 just round this to the nearest tenth , then BOOM .. you're done