Between the points (5,4) and (-5,-4) find: a)  The distance - use sqrt (N) b)  The midpoint - use .5 for 1/2

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jeew-m eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The distance D between two points can be calculated  as;

`D = sqrt((5-(-5)^2)+(4-(-4))^2) = sqrt164 = 4sqrt11`


So the distance between to points is `4sqrt11` .


The midpoint M between the two points is given by;

`M = (5+(-5))xx0.5,(4+(-4))xx0.5 = (0,0)`


So the midpoint is the origin (0,0)