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Optional Maths - Diagonal Intercept

by Srishti Hada
(Nepal)











































find the length of the intercept portion between axis by joining the point (2,3) and (6,-3).

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Oct 19, 2011
Distance (length) Formula
by: Staff


Question:

by Srishti Hada
(Nepal)

find the length of the intercept portion between axis by joining the point (2,3) and (6,-3).


Answer:

The distance (length) formula is:

d = √[(x₂ - x₁)² + (y₂ - y₁)²]


the distance formula is simply the hypotenuse of a right triangle with the two points at the vertices of the small angles

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applying the distance formula to your problem:

d = √[(x₂ - x₁)² + (y₂ - y₁)²]

x₁ = 2

x₂ = 6

y₁ = 3

y₂ = -3

d = √[(6 - 2)² + (-3 - 3)²]

d = √[(4)² + (-6)²]

d = √(16 + 36)

d = √(52)

d = √(2² * 13)

d = 2√(13)

d = 7.211102550928


the final answer is: d = 2√(13), or d = 7.211102550928


Thanks for writing.

Staff
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