# DISTANCE FORMULA

I am not sure if I follow your question fully, but it does not matter which point you subtract from which as long as you are consistent with the points (e.g. x2 is with y2 and not x2, y1)

An example:

What is the distance between the two points (2,4) and (5,7)

If we say that 2,4 is X1, Y1 and 5,7 is X2, Y2 then we have

sqrt ((2-5)^2 + (4-7)^2) ---> sqrt (9+9) --> sqrt (18) = 4ish

if we reverse it and call 5,7 X1, Y1 and 2,4 X2,Y2 the answer will remain the same. We are squaring the difference between the numbers so the order does not matter.

If you get confused with this try using 0,0 as a point in your mind. It is a viable point and it will illustrate that which point you call X1,Y1 or which point you call X2,Y2 does not matter.

Upvote • 0 Downvote
More
Report

## Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.Bạn đang xem: Distance formula

Get a free answer to a quick problem. Most questions answered within 4 hours.

OR
Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.

¢ € £ ¥ ‰ µ · • § ¶ ß ‹ › « » > ≤ ≥ – — ¯ ‾ ¤ ¦ ¨ ¡ ¿ ˆ ˜ ° − ± ÷ ⁄ × ƒ ∫ ∑ ∞ √ ∼ ≅ ≈ ≠ ≡ ∈ ∉ ∋ ∏ ∧ ∨ ¬ ∩ ∪ ∂ ∀ ∃ ∅ ∇ ∗ ∝ ∠ ´ ¸ ª º † ‡ À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï Ð Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö Ø Œ Š Ù Ú Û Ü Ý Ÿ Þ à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï ð ñ ò ó ô õ ö ø œ š ù ú û ü ý þ ÿ Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ ς σ τ υ φ χ ψ ω ℵ ϖ ℜ ϒ ℘ ℑ ← ↑ → ↓ ↔ ↵ ⇐ ⇑ ⇒ ⇓ ⇔ ∴ ⊂ ⊃ ⊄ ⊆ ⊇ ⊕ ⊗ ⊥ ⋅ ⌈ ⌉ ⌊ ⌋ 〈 〉 ◊

### RELATED TOPICS

Math Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Calculus Trigonometry Probability Algebra Word Problem Proofs Geometric Proofs ... Math Help Triangle Area Circles Triangles Volume Mathematics Midpoint Angles Geometry Word Problems

### RELATED QUESTIONS

what is a bisector geometry

what is an equation equal of a line parallel to y=2/3x-4 and goes through the point (6,7)

what are some angles that can be named with one vertex?

name of a 2 demension figure described below

how to find the distance of the incenter of an equlateral triangle to mid center of each side?

### RECOMMENDED TUTORS SUNITA G.

5.0 (471) 4.9 (1,787) Rob F.

5 (46)
See more tutors

### related lessons

Xem thêm: Mình Hướng Dẫn Cách Đổi Tên Dài Trong Liên Quân Đẹp Và Dài Hoàn Toàn Miễn Phí

Please provide a valid phone number.
Get to know us
Learn with us
Work with us 