# SOLUTION: Is the distance between the points (-2,1) and (6,7) 45? Please show your work, thank you so much!

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 Question 195132: Is the distance between the points (-2,1) and (6,7) 45? Please show your work, thank you so much! Answer by jim_thompson5910(28593)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hmm...45 seems like a very long distance. If you plot the points and use the grid, you'll quickly find that 45 is way too big... Here's how you'd find the distance: Start with the distance formula. Plug in , , , and . Subtract from to get . Subtract from to get . Square to get . Square to get . Add to to get . Take the square root of to get . So our answer is So the distance between the two points (-2,1) and (6,7) is 10 units.