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The distance formula is derived from the pythagorean theorem. To find the distance between two points (x1,y1) and (x2,y2), all that you need to do is use the coordinates of these ordered pairs and apply the formula pictured below.

The distance formula is

Below is a diagram of the distance formula applied to a picture of a line segment

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 $$\text{Distance }= \sqrt{ (x_2 - x_1)^2 - (y_2 - y_1)^2}$$ 

Practice Problems

### The Distance Formula

What is the distance between the two points on the left?
 Step 1

 Distance

Calculate the distance between the points (1,2) and (4,6).