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Consider the points and .

  1. Calculate the distance between the points.  Give your answer both in radical form and as a decimal approximation.

    Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance.


    Coordinate plane, with right triangle, whose hypotenuse, colored blue, lies between the points (negative 2, comma 5), & (5, comma 2). Vertical leg is colored orange. Horizontal leg is colored purple.

  1. What is the slope of the line that goes through the two points?

Plot the points on the graph using the eTool below. Find the distance and slope.
Click the link at right for the full version of the eTool: Int3 2-69 HW eTool