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Last updated at May 29, 2018 by Teachoo

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Ex 7.1 , 2 Find the distance between the points (0, 0) and (36, 15). Can you now find the distance between the two towns A and B discussed in Section 7.2. Let the two points be P(0, 0) & Q(36, 15) We need to find distance PQ PQ = โ((๐ฅ2 โ๐ฅ1)2+(๐ฆ2 โ๐ฆ1)2) Here, x1 = x coordinate of P = 0 y1 = y coordinate of P = 0 x2 = x coordinate of Q = 36 y2 = y coordinate of Q = 15 Putting values PQ = โ((36 โ0 )2+(15 โ0)2) PQ = โ((36)2+(15)2) PQ = โ((1296)+(225) ) PQ = โ1521 PQ = 39 Now, we are told to find distance between two towns A & B in section 7.2 It is given that B is located 36 km east and 15 km north of town A Let us take A as origin. Therefore, A will be A(0, 0) & B will be B(36, 15) We have to find distance AB AB = โ((๐ฅ2 โ๐ฅ1)2+(๐ฆ2 โ๐ฆ1)2) Here, x1 = x coordinate of A = 0 y1 = y coordinate of A = 0 x2 = x coordinate of B = 36 y2 = y coordinate of B = 15 Putting values AB = โ((36 โ0 )2+(15 โ0)2) = โ((36)2+(15)2) = โ((1296)+(225) ) = โ1521 AB = 39 Therefore, the distance between the two towns is 39 km

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