Taxicab Geometry: History & Formula


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1. What is the Taxicab distance between (-3, 8) and (6, -2)?

2. Find a point that is exactly 5 units away from (-3, -2) in the Taxicab metric.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will test your knowledge of taxicab geometry history and formula. Topics you will need to know include the initiator of taxicab geometry and being able to identify specific positions on a grid.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will guide you to:

  • Find points in the taxicab metric
  • Be able to identify center and radius of a taxicab circle
  • Determine two points with same taxicab distance

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will help you with the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history and formula of taxicab geometry
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve taxicab geometry practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding taxicab distance

Additional Learning

Want to know more about taxicab geometry? Review this lesson named Taxicab Geometry: History & Formula, which covers the following:

  • Understand the real-life role of measuring distance with this taxicab formula
  • Define non-Euclidean geometries
  • Understand Euclidean metric
  • Be able to determine absolute values
  • Recognize equidistant and center of a circle