CCGPS CA 6.1.1 Example 3
What is the distance between Kevin and James?
- Plot the points on a coordinate system.
- Draw lines to form a right triangle, using each point as the end of the hypotenuse.
- Calculate the length of the vertical side, a, of the right triangle.
- Calculate the length of the horizontal side, b, of the right triangle.
- Use the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the length of the hypotenuse, c.