Calculating Distance Between 2 points (9)

Find the distance between two points located on a Cartesian plane using a range of strategies, including graphing software (ACMNA214)

LO:To find the distance between two points

Know:

  • What a linear equation is..
  • How to use co-ordinates to plot points..
  • How to use formulas to solve problems.

Understand:

  • That there is a calculable distance between 2 points on the Cartesian Plane

Do:

  • I can find the distance between 2 points on the Cartesian Plane.

Distance Between 2 Points

When we plot 2 points on a Cartesian Plane and then draw a straight line, we can easily find the distance between the two points.
The formula for finding the distance between two points is:

Is there a similarity between this formula and Pythagoras’ Theorem?

Worked Example

Distance Between 2 Points Videos

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