How to Use The Distance Formula


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Which of the following choices is the distance formula?

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1. Find the distance between the two points (4, 1) and (10, 9).

2. Find the distance between the points (-3, 4) and (2, 5).

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The distance formula is a helpful tool to know both in mathematics and life, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of it and let you put your skills to the test with practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • The distance formula
  • Applying the distance formula
  • Finding errors in the application of the distance formula

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving the distance between points
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure you can differentiate between equations that do and do not represent the distance formula
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions using the distance formula

Additional Learning

You should also read the accompanying lesson called How to Use The Distance Formula. The lesson has these objectives:

  • Understand the use of the distance formula
  • Know the equation of the distance formula
  • Differentiate between the distance formula and the pythagorean theorem
  • Understand the distance formula through provided examples