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What is the length of line segment AB, given A(5,-2) and B(-3,-4).

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connorcolin3 | Valedictorian

Posted December 17, 2011 at 6:26 AM via web

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What is the length of line segment AB, given A(5,-2) and B(-3,-4).

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beckden | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted December 17, 2011 at 9:46 AM (Answer #1)

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The distance formula is `d=sqrt((x_1-x_2)^2+(y_1-y_2)^2)`

So `d=sqrt((5-(-3))^2+(-2-(-4))^2)=sqrt(8^2+6^2)=sqrt(64+36)=sqrt(100)=10`

So the answer is 10.

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