Enter 2 sets of coordinates in the x y-plane of the 2 dimensional Cartesian coordinate system, (X1, Y1) and (X2, Y2), to get the distance formula calculation for the 2 points, calculate distance between the 2 points and graph the line connecting the points.
Accepts positive or negative integers, decimals and fractions.
(6 and/or 6.5 and/or 6 1/2)
The distance between two points is the length of the path connecting them. The shortest path distance is a straight line. In a 2 dimensional plane, the distance between points (X1, Y1) and (X2, Y2) is given by the Pythagorean theorem:
To calculate the distance between 2 points, (X1, Y1) and (X2, Y2), for example, (5, 6) and (-7,11), we plug our values into the distance formula:
combining terms inside parentheses we get:
squaring both terms we get,
adding the 2 results,
d = 13.