how to find the length of an oblique line
To find the length of an oblique line you have to use the Pythagorean theorem.
to do this the formula is
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
A= horizontal line of triangle
B= vertical line of triangle
so the first step would be to turn the oblique line into a triangle by adding a point.
you will then find the coordinates.
to find sides A and B you have to subtract the x coordinates and the difference is the length of A. To get the length of B you subtract the coordinates on the y axis.
my coordinates are (8,3) and (5,-2):
now we use Pythagorean theorem to find c so
3^2 + 5^2 = c^2
then just square root c and you get the length of your oblique line.