Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-914-0

Chapter 1 - Section 1.9 - Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles - Exercise Set: 12

Answer

$d\approx 7.07$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: The distance between the points $(x_1, y_1)$ and $x_2, y_2)$ can be found using the distance formula: $d=\sqrt{x_1-x_2)^2+(y_1-y_2)^2}$ Solve for the distance between the two points using the formula above to obtain: $d=\sqrt{(2.6-1.6)^2+[1.3-(-5.7)]^2} \\d=\sqrt{1^2+(1.3+5.7)^2} \\d=\sqrt{1+7^2} \\d=\sqrt{1+49} \\d=\sqrt{50} \\d\approx 7.07$
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