distance formula

Definition of Distance Formula

  • The formula , which is used to find the distance between two points (x1, y1) and (x2, y2), is called the Distance Formula.

Examples of Distance Formula

  • The distance between the points (1, 3) and (2, 5) is

Solved Example on Distance Formula

What is the distance between the points A (4, 6) and B (- 2, - 2)?
A. 10
B. 6
C. 8
D. 4
Correct Answer: A
Step 1: (x1, y1) and (x2, y2) = (- 2, - 2)
Step 2: Distance between the two points can be found using the distance formula .
Step 3: So, AB = = 10 units.

Related Terms for Distance Formula

  • Point
  • Distance
  • Formula

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