How to find the distance between two points using Pythagoras' Theorem??
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- Thread Starter
- 17-10-2017 21:24
- 17-10-2017 21:29
If you have a right-angled triangle then, you can use Pythagoras's Theorem.
This theory states that if you have the horizontal distance, a, and the vertical distance, b, between points A and B then, the distance AB, c, is simply:
(a^2 + b^2)^(1/2) = AB = c
This formula is more commonly written in the form
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
- 17-10-2017 21:30
Say one point is (2,6) and the second point is (5,10) and you’re trying to calculate the distance between the points,
You find the distance between he two X coordinates (5-2=3) and then the two Y coordinates (10-6=4)
You then square the two distances (4^2 + 3^2 = 25)
And then square root the answer = 5