The coordinates of A and B are 27 square root and 15 square root respectively. Find AB.

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embizze eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Find AB if the coordinate of A is `sqrt(27)` and the coordinate of B is `sqrt(15)` :

The distance d between two points on a number line a,b is `d=|a-b|` .

So `AB=|sqrt(27)-sqrt(15)|` . Since `sqrt(27)>sqrt(15)` we can drop the absolute value bars.

Then `AB=sqrt(27)-sqrt(15)` . This can be simplified: