# How can i find the distance between the two points on the coordinate plane to the nearest tenth? ?

A. 6.2

B. 3.4

C. 7.1

D. 5.4

### 12 Answers

- Bill-MLv 74 weeks ago
The order in which you write x- and y-coordinates in an ordered pair is very important. The x-coordinate always comes first, followed by the y-coordinate.

M is located at X = -2 and Y = 3. R is located at X = -4 and Y = - 2

(-2,3) (-4-2)

To find the distance between the two points:

Take the Absolute Difference between the two X points -2 and -4 = 2

Take the Absolute Difference between the two Y points 3 and -2 = 5

Square 2 = 4

Square 5 = 25

Add 4 + 25 = 29

Square root of 29 = 5.385165 Rounded 5.4

- PinkgreenLv 74 weeks ago
No conclusion, since more information about

the coordinates system is needed.

- Engr. RonaldLv 74 weeks ago
Use the distance formula.

D = √[(x2 - x1)^2 + (y2 - y1)^2]

D = √[(-4 - (-2))^2 + (-2 - 3)^2]

D = 5.38516 or 5.4

Answer is 5.4

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- KrishnamurthyLv 74 weeks ago
Find the distance between the two points

on the coordinate plane M(-2, -3) and R (-4, -2)

corrected to the nearest tenth.

(2^2 + 5^2)^(1/2) = 5.385164807134504

A. 6.2

B. 3.3

C. 7.1

D. 5.4 ==> Answer

- PuzzlingLv 71 month ago
Notice that you have to go 2 over and 5 up to get from point R to point M.

Imagine a right triangle with legs of 2 and 5. The hypotenuse will be the direct distance between those points.

2² + 5² = c²

4 + 25 = c²

c² = 29

c = √29

c ≈ 5.4

Answer:D. 5.4

- 1 month ago
The next figure shows how the plane intersecting the double cone results in each curve. ... Use the rectangular coordinate system to find the distance between ... a2+b2=c2 ... The distance d between the two points (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) is ... the decimal approximation, rounded to the nearest tenth if needed.

- Ian HLv 71 month ago
M(-2, 3) and R(-4, -2)

Observe differences in x and y coordinatesD^2 = 2^2 + 5^2D ~ 5.4

- lenpol7Lv 71 month ago
R = ( -4,-2) & M = (-2,3)

Use Pythagoras,

d^2 = (-2--4)^2 + ( 3--2)^2

d^2 = (2^2 + 5^2)

d^2 = 4 + 25

d^2 = 29

d = sqrt(29)

d = 5.385... ~ 5.4 (Red rectangle)