Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Chapter 1 - Tools of Geometry - 1-7 Midpoint and Distance in the Coordinate Plane - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 54: 34



Work Step by Step

Find the coordinates of each city. Everett: (-3,5); Fairfield: (-8,-3) Use the distance formula: $d=\sqrt{(x_2-x_1)^2+(y_2-y_1)^2}$ $d=\sqrt{(-8-(-3))^2+(-3-5)^2}$ $d=\sqrt{(-5)^2+(-8)^2}$ $d=\sqrt{25+64}$ $d=\sqrt{89}$ $d\approx9.4$
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