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Distance Between Two Points Calculator

Distance Between Two Points Calculator

Enter coordinates of the points and let the calculator calculate distance among them, with the steps shown.

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First Point

x1:

y1:

Second Point

x2:

y2:

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Our accurate distance between two points calculator will find distance between two points on a 2D coordinate plane.

What Is the Distance Between Two Points?

A particular line on a cartesian coordinate plane that allows two points to connect with each other is called distance among 2 points.

There is another distance formula calculator that will let you find distance even among 3 points.

How To Find Distance Between Two Points On a Graph?

Let us suppose we have the following two points:

\(\left(2, 8\right)\)

\(\left(4, 9\right)\)

Now finding distance between two points:

\(d = \sqrt {\left(x_{2} – x_{1}\right)^{2} + \left(y_{2} – y_{1}\right)^{2}}\)

\(d = \sqrt {\left(4 – 2\right)^{2} + \left(9 – 8\right)^{2}}\)

\(d = \sqrt {\left(2\right)^{2} + \left(1\right)^{2}}\)

\(d = \sqrt {4 + 1}\)

\(d = \sqrt {5}\)

\(d = 2.236\)

How Does Distance Between Two Points Calculator Work?

Go through the guide below to use this calculator if you want to know how to find the distance between two points:

Input:

  • Enter the values of x and y coordinates and hit the calculate button

Output:

Distance between points with step by step calculations

FAQ’s:

What Is the Shortest Distance Between Two Points?

The shortest distance between two points is known as the displacement.

References:

From the source of Wikipedia: Euclidean distance, Properties, Generalizations, Distance from a point to a line, Cartesian coordinates, Vector formulation

From the source of Lumen Learning: Distance in the Coordinate Plane, Graphing Linear Equations