Distance between two points

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The Distance Between Two Points  calculator computes the linear distance between two points in a plane.

INSTRUCTIONS:  Enter the following:

  • (X1 , Y1)  This is the X and Y values for point 1 (e.g.  3.3  5.6)
  • (X2 , Y2)  This is the X and Y values for point 2. (e.g. 7.9  2.3)

Distance between Points (D): The calculator returns the distance between the points.  It assumes the units for the distance are the same units for the output.

The Math / Science

The formula for the distance between two points is:

       `D = sqrt( (X_1 - X_2)^2 + (Y_1 -Y_2)^2)`

where:

  • D is the distance between the two points.
  • X1 is the x coordinate of point 1
  • X2 is the x coordinate of point 2
  • Y1 is the y coordinate of point 1
  • Y2 is the y coordinate of point 2

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