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Distance Formula Workhseet

Distance Formula Calculator

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Distance Formula Applet
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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 the distance formula

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


Video Tutorial on the Distance Formula

Distance Formula is just the Pythagorean Theorem in Disguise

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Interactive HTML5 Applet

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





Practice Problems

The Distance Formula


Distance Formula picture and problem What is the distance between the two points on the left?
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Calculate the distance between the points (1,2) and (4,6).
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