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The formula, then, for the distance between two points ðx1 ó y1 Þ and ðx2 ó y2 Þ is pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ ﬃ d ¼ ðx2 À x1 Þ2 þ ðy2 À y1 Þ2 . CHAPTER 3 The xy Coordinate Plane EXAMPLES Use the distance formula to find the distance between the two points. * ð1ó 3Þ and ð4ó 7Þ x1 ¼ 1ó y1 ¼ 3ó x2 ¼ 4ó y2 ¼ 7. qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ d ¼ ð4 À 1Þ2 þ ð7 À 3Þ2 ¼ 32 þ 42 ¼ 25 ¼ 5 * ðÀ2ó 5Þ and ð1ó 4Þ x1 ¼ À2ó y1 ¼ 5ó x2 ¼ 1ó y2 ¼ 4 qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ d ¼ ð1 À ðÀ2ÞÞ2 þ ð4 À 5Þ2 ¼ ð1 þ 2Þ2 þ ð4 À 5Þ2 qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ ¼ 32 þ ðÀ1Þ2 ¼ 10 * ð0ó À7Þ and ðÀ2ó 4Þ x1 ¼ 0ó y1 ¼ À7ó x2 ¼ À2ó y2 ¼ 4 qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ d ¼ ðÀ2 À 0Þ2 þ ð4 À ðÀ7ÞÞ2 ¼ ðÀ2Þ2 þ ð4 þ 7Þ2 pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃ ¼ 125 ¼ 5 5 * ð12 ó 4Þ and ð2ó 13Þ x1 ¼ 12 ó y1 ¼ 4ó x2 ¼ 2ó y2 ¼ 13 sﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ sﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ 2 1 2 1 4 1 2 1 12 2 d¼ 2À þ À4 ¼ þ À À 2 3 2 2 3 3 sﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ rﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ 2 3 11 2 9 121 þ À þ ¼ ¼ 2 3 4 9 rﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ rﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ 81 484 565 ¼ þ ¼ 36 36 36 pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ 565 565 ¼ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ ¼ 6 36 This formula even works for two points on the same horizontal or vertical line.

A) x ¼ 12 b) x ¼ 8 and x ¼ 4 no solution c) x ¼ 12 and x ¼ 0 What is the solution for j2x À 3j a) ðÀ1ó 2 b) ðÀ1ó 1 [ ½2ó 1Þ 1? c) ðÀ1ó 1 [ ½À1ó 2 What is the solution for jÀ 12 x þ 5j > 1? a) ðÀ1ó 8Þ [ ð12ó 1Þ b) ð8ó 12Þ c) ðÀ1ó 12Þ [ ð8ó 1Þ Solve for x: j3x À 1j ¼ 2. a) x ¼ 1 b) x ¼ 1 and x ¼ À 13 1 and x ¼ 3 SOLUTIONS 1. b) 2. d) 3. c) 4. d) 5. a) c) x ¼ 1 and x ¼ À1 6. b) d) There is d) ½1ó 2 d) ð12ó 8Þ d) x ¼ 1 3 CHAPTER The xy Coordinate Plane The xy coordinate plane (or plane) is made from two number lines.

We want to show that a2 þ b2 ¼ c2 . Fig. 3-19. 41 CHAPTER 3 The xy Coordinate Plane 42 qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ a ¼ ðÀ1 À ðÀ3ÞÞ2 þ ð9 À 2Þ2 ¼ ðÀ1 þ 3Þ2 þ 72 ¼ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ 4 þ 49 ¼ 53 qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ b ¼ ðÀ3 À 4Þ2 þ ð2 À 0Þ2 ¼ ðÀ7Þ2 þ 22 ¼ c¼ ¼ a2 þ b2 ¼ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ 49 þ 4 ¼ 53 qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ ðÀ1 À 4Þ2 þ ð9 À 0Þ2 ¼ ðÀ5Þ2 þ 92 pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ 25 þ 81 ¼ 106 pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ2 pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ2 53 þ 53 ¼ 106 ¼ pﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ2 106 ¼ c2 This means that ðÀ3ó 2Þó ð4ó 0Þó and ðÀ1ó 9Þ are the vertices of a right triangle.