Points P(6, –8) and Q(–18, 2) are plotted on the coordinate plane. Enter the distance, in units, between points P and Q.

P(6, –8) and Q(–18, 2)

Distance =

sqrt [ (-18 - 6)^2 + (-8 -2)^2 ] =

sqrt [ (-24)^2 + (-10)^2 ] = sqrt [576 + 100] =

sqrt (676) =

26 units