MYP Math Distance between points

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MYP Math Distance between points

MYP Mathematics, Coordinate geometry, Distance between points

How can we find the distance between two points A(4,-2) and B(5,-10)
Thanks
Lucas

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Re: MYP Math Distance between points

MYP Maths, Coordinate geometry, Distance Formula

The distance between two points $A(x_{1}, y_{1})$ and $B(x_{2}, y_{2})$ is given by the following formula:
$d_{AB}= \sqrt{( x_{2}- x_{1})^2+( y_{2}- y_{1})^2}$

Applying the above formula in your case we have
$d_{AB}= \sqrt{(5-4)^2+(-10-(-2))^2}=\sqrt{1+64}=\sqrt{65}$

Hope these help!
nicole

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Re: MYP Math Distance between points

Thanks Nicole!!
Lucas

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