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What is the distance between (3, -2) and (-2, 3)

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xetabeta | Student, Kindergarten | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted June 20, 2013 at 5:10 AM via web

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What is the distance between (3, -2) and (-2, 3)

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 20, 2013 at 5:13 AM (Answer #1)

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The distance between points A(a, b) and B(x, y) is `D = sqrt((x-a)^2+(y-b)^2)`

For the points (3, -2) and (-2, 3) the distance between the points is:

`sqrt((3 + 2)^2 + (-2-3)^2)`

= `sqrt(5^2 + 5^2)`

= `5*sqrt 2`

The distance between the points (3, -2) and (-2, 3) is `5*sqrt 2 `

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