## swaugh one year ago What is the distance from negative three comma one to negative one comma five Round your answer to the nearest hundredth.

1. anonymous

You would have to use the distance formula, when you plug in those coordinates it would equal to radical 20

2. campbell_st

if you plot the points join them the form a right triangle |dw:1442102537819:dw| you can use pythagoras' theorem to find the distance hope it helps

3. swaugh

i dont know how to do pythagoras therem

4. campbell_st

well if you don't know pythagoras then it makes it hard to find the distance |dw:1442102805316:dw| Pythagoras' theorem can be used to find the longest side in a right triangle the theorem is $a^2 + b^2 = c^2$ so after you calculate the value $c = \sqrt{a^2 + b^2}$ so find the distances between x = -3 and x = -1 let this be a and find the distance y = 1 to y = 5 and let this be b now you can find the distance between the 2 points