SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 535: Answer and Explanation
13. Which of the following points lies the greatest distance from the origin in the xy coordinate system?
B. (–1, –1)
D. (0, 1)
Correct Answer: A
A The easiest way to find the lengths is to create triangles and use the hypotenuses. A becomes about 2.12; B is (or 1.4); C is .5; D is 1; and E is 2.06. The distance farthest from the origin is 2.12.