Copy of Distance in the Coordinate Plane (With Hints)
Discovery Lesson (can be used without applet above)
Think about it--
If you needed to find the exact length of this line on the coordinate plane, how could you do it? Play with the applet below to come up with a method.
What method can you use to determine the exact length of the line?
Drag point A to the location (-5,-3) and B to (-1,2). Describe in detail how you would find the length of segment AB.