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A line segment of length 5 has one endpoint at (1,2) and the other endpoint at (6,b). Find all possible values of b, separated by commas.

 Jul 5, 2022
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Using the distance formula yields: \(5 = \sqrt{({6 - 1})^2 + ({2 - b})^2}\)

 

Simplifying this equation gives us \(25 = 25 + (2-b)^2\), meaning \((2-b)^2 = 0\)

 

Can you take it from here?

 Jul 5, 2022

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