# How do you find the distance between points ( - 3, 0 ) and ( 8, - 6 )?

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May 9, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"calculate the distance d using the "color(blue)"distance formula"#

#•color(white)(x)d=sqrt((x_2-x_1)^2+(y_2-y_1)^2)#

#"let "(x_1,y_1)=(-3,0)" and "(x_2,y_2)=(8,-6)#

#d=sqrt((8-(-3))^2+(-6-0)^2)#

#color(white)(d)=sqrt(11^2+6^2)=sqrt157~~12.53#