Distance Formula between 2 Pts Part 1

Distance Formula between 2 Pts Part 1
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Part of video series Distance Formula
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Shows how to use pythagorean theorem to derive the distance formula between 2 points, and provides one example.
• What is the distance formula?
• How do you find the distance between two points?
• What is the distance between (-3, 5) and (6, -2)?
• Where does the distance formula come from?
• How do you derive the distance formula using the Pythagorean Theorem?
This lesson explains what the distance formula is and how to find the distance between two points in a plane. You will not just learn how to use the distance formula, you will learn where the distance formula comes from and how to derive the distance formula using the Pythagorean Theorem.
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Reviewed by MathVids Staff on April 23, 2011.