Originally Posted by
Yppolitia Ok, so in my class we are doing about distances on a graph. I have a question asking which point is closer to (0,0):
(3,2)
(4,8)
or
(10,7)
So I did this. I first went to work out (0,0) and (3,2).
I know you have to subtract the X co ordinates to find the distance from them and then the same for Y co ordinates.
0-3=-3 (then square) -3^2=9
0-2=-2 (then square) -2^2=4 (plus answers together) = 13 = (sqrt)13
Now my homework paper says not to use a calculator so I assume im suppose to leave it here or just say its roughly 4?
Did I calculate this right?