distance formula: my answer are single or double numbers

firebosswoman

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good morning everyone, I am having problems with the distance formula. when i do a problem my answer are single or double numbers, and the book answer are square root answer. If anyone can help me, please do so. Thank you
 

Subhotosh Khan

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Re: distance formula

Please supply an example problem - with your work and book's answer - so that we know precisely the problem.
 

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firebosswoman said:
my answer are single or double numbers, and the book answer are square root answer. If anyone can help me, please do so.
Since you didn't post an exercise, I will guess that you are needing lessons on the topic. Fortunately, there are many great lessons available online:

. . . . .Google results for "distance formula"

I have no idea what you mean by "single or double numbers", but, as you will learn when you study the Distance Formula, the computations should indeed involve square roots. In case you're also needing lessons on working with radicals, try here:

. . . . .Google results for "radicals simplify square root"

Have fun! :D

Eliz.
 
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