What is the distance between the points http://homework.math.ucsb.edu/webwor...c617e5de71.png and http://homework.math.ucsb.edu/webwor...bfba8d9dd1.png

I keep getting the square root of 3990, which apparently is wrong?

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- Apr 8th 2008, 09:23 PMlilikoipssnDistance Formula
What is the distance between the points http://homework.math.ucsb.edu/webwor...c617e5de71.png and http://homework.math.ucsb.edu/webwor...bfba8d9dd1.png

I keep getting the square root of 3990, which apparently is wrong? - Apr 8th 2008, 09:27 PMtopher0805
The distance formula is:

$\displaystyle

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

So plug in your numbers:

$\displaystyle

D = \sqrt {(41)^2+(53)^2}$

$\displaystyle

D = \sqrt {4490}$

$\displaystyle D=67$