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.

Distance between points (0, 0) and (36, 15)

Yes, Assume town A at origin point (0, 0).

Therefore, town B will be at point (36, 15) with respect to town A.

And hence, as calculated above, the distance between town A and B will be 39 km.

Let the points (1, 5), (2, 3), and (- 2,-11) be representing the vertices A, B, and C of the given triangle respectively.Let A = (1, 5), B = (2, 3) and C = (- 2,-11)

Since AB + BC ≠ CA

Therefore, the points (1, 5), (2, 3), and ( - 2, - 11) are not collinear.

Let the points (5, - 2), (6, 4), and (7, - 2) are representing the vertices A, B, and C of the given triangle respectively.

Therefore, AB = BC

As two sides are equal in length, therefore, ABC is an isosceles triangle.

In a classroom, 4 friends are seated at the points A, B, C and D as shown in the following figure. Champa and Chameli walk into the class and after observing for a few minutes Champa asks Chameli, “Don't you think ABCD is a square?” Chameli disagrees.

Using distance formula, find which of them is correct.

Clearly from the figure, the coordinates of points A, B, C and D are (3, 4), (6, 7), (9, 4) and (6, 1).

By using distance formula, we get

It can be observed that all sides of this quadrilateral ABCD are of the same length and also the diagonals are of the same length.

Therefore, ABCD is a square and hence, Champa was correct