Find the midpoint
Find the point
, on , that is of the way from to .
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Find the equation of the line that passes through points
What is the
-intercept? What is the slope?
Find the distance between points
Use a slope triangle drawn between
and , and the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the distance.
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