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Find the distance between the following pairs of points. Give your answer correct to 2 decimal places if necessary.(a) (2, 4) and (5, 0)(b) (8, 1) and (2, -7)(c) (-4, 6) and (1,-6)​

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Answer: (a) 5(b) 10(c) 13Step-by-step explanation:We know the distance between two points is:d=[tex]\sqrt{(x_{2} -x_{1} )^{2} +(y_{2}-y_{1})^{2}}[/tex]we have the following pairs of points:(a) (2, 4) and (5, 0) [tex]d=\sqrt{(5 -2)^{2} +(0-4)^{2}} \\\\d=\sqrt{(3)^{2} +(-4)^{2}} \\\\d=\sqrt{9+16}\\\\d=\sqrt{25} = 5[/tex](b) (8, 1) and (2, -7) [tex]d=\sqrt{(2 -8)^{2} +(-7-1)^{2}} \\\\d=\sqrt{(-6)^{2} +(-8)^{2}} \\\\d=\sqrt{36+64}\\\\d=\sqrt{100} = 10[/tex](c) (-4, 6) and (1,-6)​[tex]d=\sqrt{(1 -(-4))^{2} +(-6-6)^{2}} \\\\d=\sqrt{(5)^{2} +(-12)^{2}} \\\\d=\sqrt{25+144}\\\\d=\sqrt{169} = 13[/tex]