Distance Formula

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Distance Formula In Figure 1,  A  has coordinates (2,2),  B  has coordinates (5,2), and  C  has coordinates (5,6).  Figure 1. A right triangle. To find the length of  AB  or  BC , only simple subtraction is necessary.  To find the length of  AC , however, simple subtraction is not sufficient. Triangle  ABC  is a right triangle  with  AC  being the hypotenuse. Therefore, by the Pythagorean theorem, 
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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