Hello everybody. I am now reading a russian book on high-maths from beginning and have an exercise for you:
prove that the triangle with its summits P(-2,-1), Q(6,1) and R(3,4) is right-angle.
have a luck:)
find the slopes of the sides: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/slope.htmprove that the triangle with its summits P(-2,-1), Q(6,1) and R(3,4) is right-angle.
Apply the Distance Formula to the pairs of points to find the lengths of the three sides. Then apply the Pythagorean Theorem to the lengths, to show that they represent values for a right triangle.The thing is that in this case we have to use a formula, describing a distance between to points.
let's say if we have two points M1(x1,y1) and M2(x2,y2). and you have to use a distance formula.