1. ## Distance formula

I have to find the distance for the the points -1,1 at 135 degrees. (Find the distance d from the origin to that point) Using the distance formula, I am getting a 0. Is this correct?

2. ## Re: Distance formula

It should be obvious that the distance between the point (1,1) and (0,0) is not 0. The formula for distance betwen points A and B is:

$d = \sqrt{(x_A - x_B)^2 + (y_A - y_B)^2}$

Here point A is $(x_A,y_A) = (1,1)$ and point B is $(x_B,y_B)=(0,0)$.

3. ## Re: Distance formula

so 2 squared then?

4. ## Re: Distance formula

Not 2 squared, but square root of 2.

5. ## Re: Distance formula

Originally Posted by goldbug78
so 2 squared then?
Please tell us what "I have to find the distance for the the points -1,1 at 135 degrees." means.

What does $135^o$ have to do with any of this?

6. ## Re: Distance formula

Originally Posted by Plato
What does $135^o$ have to do with any of this?
I think the OP is just saying that a line from the origin to the point (-1,1) is at an angle of 135 degrees from the +x axis. I considered it extraneous information.