College Algebra (10th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Section 7.2 - The Parabola - 7.2 Assess Your Understanding: 1

Answer

$d=\sqrt{(x_2-x_1)^2+(y_2-y_1)^2}$

Work Step by Step

The distance between two points can be modeled with the Pythagorean theorem. Thus, the distance between $P_1$ and $P_2$ would be: $d=\sqrt{(x_2-x_1)^2+(y_2-y_1)^2}$
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