# Distance Apart

The distance between two points is the same as the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle with the two given points as endpoints, and the two sides of the right triangle parallel to the x-axis and y-axis, respectively. The length of the segment parallel to the x-axis is the difference between the x-coordinates of the two points. The length of the segment parallel to the y-axis is the difference between the y-coordinates of the two points. Use the Pythagorean Theorem a^{2}+b^{2}=c^{2} or c=√(a^{2}+b^{2}) to find the distance. The formula is: “distance”=√((x_2-x_1 )^{2}+(y_2-y_1 )^{2}).

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Last updated: 01/25/2018

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