SAT II Math II : Distance Formula

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II Math II

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Distance Formula

What is the distance between the point (1,2) and (8,5)?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

For this question we will use the distance formula to solve.

In our case  

and 

Substituting these values in we get the following

Example Question #2 : Distance Formula

The points A=(-2,0), B=(0,3), and C=(0,0) makes a triangle.  What is the distance between point A and point B?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

For this question we need to use the distance formula for points A and B.

Point A will be our  and point B will be 

Now we substitute these values into the following:

Example Question #3 : Distance Formula

Find the distance between the two points (2,7) and (4,6).

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The distance between two points is found using the formula 

For this problem the values are as follows:

Input the values into the formula and simplify

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