SAT II Math II : Distance Formula

Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Distance Formula

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

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?

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).