Distance Between Two Points 2D Formula

Distance Between Two Points 2D

The distance between two points, in two dimensions, is given by solving pythagorean's theorem for the length the hypotenuse of the right triangle formed by the two points.

Examples

Distance Between (3, 1) and (6, 5)

Distance Between Two Points

To calculate the length between the points (3,1) and (6,5) the distance formula below can be used:

Distance Between (2, 5) and (7, 3)

Distance Between The Two Points (2,5) and (7,3)

To calculate the length between the points (2, 5) and (7, 3) the distance formula below can be used:

Distance Between (-4, -2) and (1, 2)

Distance Between Two Points

The distance between the points (-4, -2) and (1, 2) the formula for solving for the length of a right triangle can be applied.

Derive Distance Between Two Points Formula

This example demonstrates how to derive the distance between two points formula using the properties of a right triangle and Pythagorean's Theorem.

Derivation