math

posted by .

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

  • math -

    why isnt anyone answering my question

  • math -

    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.

  • math -

    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

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. math (distance problem)

    The points A, B, C, D, and E are located on a straight line in order. The distance from A to E is 20cm. The distance from A to D is 15cm. The distance from B to E is 10cm. C is halfway between B and D. Find the distance from A to C.: …
  2. Math Surveying

    Hey, Need some help working these 3 problems. I have the answers but I'm having problems working them. Thank you in advance. The slope measurement between two points is 25.333 m and the slope angle is 1°50. Compute the horizontal …
  3. Geometry

    Find the distance between points (-2,1) and (1,5) When finding the distance between these 2 points would you subtract 1-(-2) or -2-1?
  4. Geometry

    Find the distance between points (-2,1) and (1,5) When finding the distance between these 2 points would you subtract 1-(-2) or -2-1?
  5. Precalculus

    The distance between 2 points (z1,Y1) and (x2,y2) is given by d = square root (x1-x2)+ (y1-y2)^2) a - pick 2 arbitrary points in 3 dimensions, (x1, y1, and Z1) and (x2,y2,z2) and plot these points. Not that there are 0- degrees between …
  6. Precalculus

    he distance between 2 points (x1,Y1) and (x2,y2) is given by d = square root (x1-x2)^2 + (y1-y2)^2 a - pick 2 arbitrary points in 3 dimensions, (x1, y1, and Z1) and (x2,y2,z2) and plot these points. Not that there are 90 degrees between …
  7. c++

    Distance between two 3-D points. Given two points in space (3-dimensional), find the distance between them. The user will input the coordinates (x,y,z) of the two points and your program will calculate and display the distance between …
  8. math

    The points A, B, C, D, & E are located on a straight line, in order, in accordance with the following conditions: The distance from A to E is 20 cm The distance from A to D is 15 cm The distance from B to E is 10 cm C is halfway between …
  9. analytical geometry

    two edges PQ,RS of a tetrahedron PQRS are perpendicular,show that the distance between the mid-points of PS and QR is equal to the distance between the mid points of PR and QS
  10. math

    A map scale indicates that 1 inch equals 175 miles. The distance between two points on the map measures 5 3/4 inches. What is the actual distance between those two points in kilometers?

More Similar Questions