I'm really weak at maths and I have to study for my upcoming exams. I can't seem to find the distance of these coordinates.
1. (p,q) and (q,p)
2. (p+4q, p-q) and (p-3q, p)
I think in the first one I have to open the brackets using the a2-2ab+b2 formula and in the second question, I am doing it normally but my answer stops at q2+q2 under square root. Help?
It's easier to follow if you use brackets to show which term is which. I can't follow that above so I'll detail my way below
It seems you're getting confused with negative signs. . Remember subtracting a negative is like adding a positive
25 and q^2 are both squares so we can remove them from the surd: