A universal curve for the solid-state NMR REAPDOR experiment on an isolated spin-1/2-spin-5/2 pair is proposed that provides a simple means to measure their interatomic distance. REAPDOR data were obtained at three separate REAPDOR experiments using different values of the rotor spinning frequency. All points were fitted simultaneously to the universal formula without a need for full density matrix calculations. The 13C-17O distance of 2.45 Å was measured between the C6 carbon and the 17O label in a tyrosine sample. The error of 8% in the dipolar coupling (Dfit = 278 Hz) is well within the 15% theoretical tolerance of this curve.