### All Algebra 1 Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Find The Length Of A Line With Distance Formula

Find the length of the line segment from the origin to the point (3, 4).

**Possible Answers:**

5

49

25

7

1

**Correct answer:**

5

Here, we need to use the distance formula between the two points (0, 0) and (3, 4).

### Example Question #1 : How To Find The Length Of A Line With Distance Formula

I have two points, (–8,3) and (6,–1). If I want to connect those two points with a line segment, how long would that line segment need to be?

**Possible Answers:**

Infinite

**Correct answer:**

To determine how long the line needs to be to connect those two points, we need to use the distance formula, shown below.

The two points are and . In our case, the points are (–8, 3) and (6, –1).

So in order to connect the two points, the length of the line needs to have .

### Example Question #3 : How To Find The Length Of A Line With Distance Formula

What is the distance between the points and ?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

To solve problems like this, we simply need to use the distance formula, . Plugging in the and values from our points yields , or . Solving this radical gives us a value of , or 5.

### Example Question #1 : Points And Distance Formula

Find the length of the line segment with endpoints at and .

**Possible Answers:**

None of the other answers are correct.

**Correct answer:**

None of the other answers are correct.

Use the distance formula, with :

Therefore, none of the integer answer choices are correct.

### Example Question #2 : Points And Distance Formula

Find the distance between the two points and .

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The distance between two points can be found with the equation . Substituting in values you get . This means that the answer is .

### Example Question #3 : Points And Distance Formula

Find the distance between the midpoints of line A with the points and and line. B with the points and .

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Use the midpoint formula:

Remember points are written in the following format:

Substitute for line A

The midpoint of line A is .

Substitute for line B.

The midpoint of line B is .

Now we can find the distance between these two points using the distance formula:

Substitute the using the known values for lines A and B.

Simplify.

The distance between the two midpoints of lines A and B is .

### Example Question #7 : How To Find The Length Of A Line With Distance Formula

Find the distance between the following points:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Use the equation to calculated the distance between two points:

where

we can find the distance.

### Example Question #4 : Points And Distance Formula

Find the length of the line between the two points provided using the distance formula.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

It is definately possible to find the distance from point A to point B, given the coordinates.

We can do this by using the formula:

.

The points provided can be plugged into this formula as follows:

.

This is the length.

### Example Question #2 : How To Find The Length Of A Line With Distance Formula

Find the length of the line between the two points provided using the distance formula.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

It is definately possible to find the distance from point A to point B, given the coordinates:

.

We can do this by using the formula:

.

The points provided can be plugged into this formula as follows:

.

This is the length.

### Example Question #3 : How To Find The Length Of A Line With Distance Formula

Find the length of the line between the two points provided using the distance formula.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

It is definately possible to find the distance from point A to point B, given the coordinates:

.

We can do this by using the formula:

.

The points provided can be plugged into this formula as follows:

.

This is the length.

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