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    Exclamation Finding distance between two points.

    How... Can you show me on one problem? (3,-6); (8,6)
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    (x_{1},y_{1}) (x_{2},y_{2})

    d=\sqrt{(x_{2}-x_{1})^{2}+(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}}
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    Hello,

    Quote Originally Posted by jscalalamoboy View Post
    How... Can you show me on one problem? (3,-6); (8,6)
    Let M(x_M~,~y_M) and N(x_N~,~y_N)

    MN is defined as following :

    MN=\sqrt{(x_N-x_M)^2+(y_N-y_M)^2}


    Take a look at the attachment, and think "Pythagorean theorem" !
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