Find the shortest distance between the points (2,1,3) and (0,-4,7).
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Originally Posted by johntuan Find the shortest distance between the points (2,1,3) and (0,-4,7). $\displaystyle \sqrt{(2-0)^2 + (1-(-4))^2+(3-7)^2 }$
Just to clarify for future problems the distance formula in three dimensions is: $\displaystyle \sqrt{(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2} + (y_{2}-y_{1})^{2} + (z_{2}-z_{1})^{2}}$
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