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Use the distance formula to determine the distance between the two points.

Substitute the actual values of the points into the distance formula.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Raise to the power of .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Raise to the power of .

Add and .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Pull terms out from under the radical.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Find the Distance Between Two Points (-1,-8) , (-5,-2)