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Whenever we need to find the distance of two point we are looking for the hypotenuse of a right triangle.

The Pythagorean Theorem states that:

The Pythagorean Theorem applies to right triangles only. a and b are the side lengths of the legs while c is the length of the hypotenuse.

In a Cartesian plane the side lengths a and b are represented like this:
(x_a-y_a)=a \\ (x_b-yb)=b

So the Pythagorean Theorem would be:

We have (x_a,y_a) as the coordinates of her house or (2,0)
and (x_b,y_b) as the coordinates of her school or (0,-2)

We substitute the values to the Pythagorean theorem:
c^2=(2-0)^2+(0-(-2)) \\ =2^2+2^2 \\ =4+4 \\ =8

c^2=8 \\ c=2 \sqrt{2}

c cannot be negative since it is a side length.

Therefore the hypotenuse is 2 \sqrt{2} units

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