Posted by Kasey on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 3:36pm.
How do I find the distance between (9,3) and (1,5)
By using the Pythagorean theorem. The line between the two points is the hypotenuse of a triangle with perpendicular side lengths of 8 in the x direction and 8 in the y direction. The 8's come from the differences in x and y coordinates of the two points.
Plotting the points on a graph should be helpful to you for visualizing what is going on.
So Distance = sqrt[(8)^2 + (8)^2]
That can be reduced to 8 sqrt 2

Geometry  gailen, Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:20pm
(3,10)and(78)
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