Posted by **pavleen** on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 5:19pm.

what is the distance between the points (-1,7) and (5,7)?

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**kamleen**, Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 6:14pm
why isnt anyone answering my question

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**Quidditch**, Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 6:54pm
The distance is the hypotenuse of a right triangle where one leg is the x distance and the other leg is the y distance. In this case, the y values are the same so the distance between the points is simply the x distance.

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 6:55pm
distance between any two points (a,b) and (c,d)

= √[(a-c)^2 + (b-d)^2]

so for yours

distance = √(6^2 + 0^2)

= √36 = 6

since for your points have the same y value, thus have the same height, they lie in a horizontal line.

Therefore we could have just taken the horizontal distance from -1 to 5, which of course is 6

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