Finding the Distance Between Two Points in a Three Dimensional Space


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The theorem relating the three sides of a right-triangle is _____.

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1. The x-y-z coordinates of the origin in a three-dimensional space are _____.

2. Find the distance between the points (0, 0, 0) and (10, 0, 0).

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will assess your comprehension of point distance in a 3D space. Answer questions on key points that include three sides of a right-triangle and the x, y, z coordinates of the origin in a three-dimensional space.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will gauge what you know about the following areas of study:

  • How to find the distance between two given points
  • A way of using two significant figures in a solution to a given problem
  • Distance between two points where one axis is the opposite of another

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve point distance in a 3D space practice problem
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about right-triangles and x, y, z axes in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the distance between to points

Additional Learning

Learn more about the mathematics of calculating distance with the lesson named Finding the Distance Between Two Points in a Three Dimensional Space. The lesson will help you with these areas of interest:

  • How a three-dimensional space is structured
  • What an origin is
  • The hypotenuse of a triangle
  • What Pythagoras' theorem does