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On graph paper, graph the points , , and . Which point ( or ) is closer to point ? Justify your conclusion.  

Plot the points. A graph with 3 points. A (2, comma 9). B (4, comma 3). C (9, comma 6).

Draw lines to show the distance between points and and between points and Draw a line from point A to B. Draw a second line from point B to C.

Draw slope triangles for both line segments. Draw a vertical line straight down from point A, 6 units, then right 2 units to connect to point B. Then drawn a horizontal line from point B, right, 5 units, and then up, 3 units to connect to point C.

Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the lengths of the line segments.