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Suppose that the point has coordinates , the point has coordinates and the line goes through both points. Find the distance between and in terms of , and . Hint: First DRAW A PICTURE and then find the slope of the line using the points and .

Increasing line on unscaled grid, labeled y = m x + b, passing through third, second, & first quadrants, 2 highlighted points on line in first quadrant labeled, as coordinates, left, (t, comma u), & (r, comma s).