Finding Distance Between Points

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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In this lesson, you will learn two ways to find the distance between two points on a Cartesian coordinate plane. The first method involves creating a right triangle by counting units horizontally and vertically and then using the Pythagorean theorem to find the hypotenuse. The second method involves using the distance formula, which requires identifying the x and y coordinates of each point. Whichever method you choose, you'll be able to find the direct distance between any two points on the plane.

Lesson Description:

Finding the distance between two points

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is the distance equation?
  • Where does the distance equation come from?
  • What is the distance between the point () and the point ()?
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    This lesson shows how to find the distance between two points on the Cartesian plane, and it shows where the distance equation comes from.