How to Find the Distance Between Two Points


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In this problem, which point is point 1?

''Find the distance between the points (2, 3) and (10, 7).''

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1. Find the distance between the points (1, 1) and (4, 1).

2. If point 1 is (5, 6) and point 2 is (-1, -2), what value would you plug into y sub 2 in the distance formula?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and attached quiz will help you to figure out what you know about the distance between two points. Questions cover identifying points and finding the distance between two given points.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these tools, you will be tested on your ability to:

  • Plug in values into y sub 2 in the distance formula
  • Identify what value to plug into x sub 1 in the distance formula
  • Find the distance given two graph coordinates

Skills Practiced

Practice the following with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of graphing points and how they are connected to each other
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the distance formula in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems asking for the distance between two points

Additional Learning

Study this lesson called How to Find the Distance Between Two Points for more information on this subject. The lesson will keep to the following objectives:

  • Define distance
  • Explain a coordinate plane
  • Analyze examples