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# What is the area of the rectangle?

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What is the area of the rectangle? Oct 4, 2020

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Hello Guest,

To solve this problem, we can first use the distance formula. Find the length of the sides first.

(Hint: If you don't know the distance formula, it is: $$d=\sqrt{(x2-x1)+(y2-y1)}$$

Then, using the side lengths, you can apply the formula of b*h where b is the base, and h is the height to the rectangle and find the area. Please let me know if you need more help!

Noori

Oct 4, 2020
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Via pythag theorem twice    side lengths are   sqrt 13   and    sqrt 52

Oct 4, 2020
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Sorry, that's wrong!

Pangolin14  Oct 4, 2020
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....then sqtrt 13 * sqrt 52 = sqrt 676        area = 26 units 2

Guest Oct 4, 2020
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This requires finding the DISTANCE between two points. Using the distance formula, for (1,5) and (3,4), we get $\sqrt {5}$, and we also get for (3, 4) and (0, -3) by the distance formula $\sqrt {58}.$ Then we multiply the length times width, $\sqrt{290}$, which cannot be simplified.

Oct 4, 2020
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The points are 1,5    and    4, 3

Guest Oct 4, 2020