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We are using the Pythagorean rule and I'm a little confused...
Solve each problem using a grid.
Round your answer to the nearest hundredth.
Dover is located at (1,2) and Goodlow is located at (5,7). How far apart are the 2 cities?

My answer is 6.40... am I doing this right? If not please explain. Thanks.

  • 7th Geometry - ,

    dist^2 = (5-1)^2 + (7-2)^2
    = 16+25
    = 41
    distance = √41 = appr 6.40

    You are correct.

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