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.
Finding the distance between two points
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