Posted by **bart** on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 8:31pm.

Find the distance between the given points

(3, 5) and (8, 2)

(8-3)^2 + (2-5)^2

5^2 + -3^2

25 + 9 = 34 sqrt of 34 = 5.83

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 8:47pm
your presentation is considered "poor form"

Proper way:

distance = √((8-3)^2 + (2-5)^2 )

= √( 5^2 + (-3)^2)

= √(25+9)

= √34

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**bart**, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 9:20pm
Reiny,

I know that my presentation is poor form. I only know how to work this in MS Word the right way. Is my answer supposed to d=sqrt 34 or d=5.83?

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**drwls**, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 9:32pm
Same thing, after rounding off. I would prefer the exact answer of Reiny

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