Practice!

Sample Problem

The town of Newton is mapped on a coordinate grid with the origin being at City Hall. Evan’s house is located at the point (-5, 7) and Billy’s house is located at (-2, 3).

How far is it from Evan’s house to Billy’s house?

(A)  units

(B) units

(C) 5 units

(D) 7 units

Solution

The distance from Evan’s house to Billy’s house

 =