Formula History Fill in the Blank Solve It Find the Error
The Pythagorean Theorem
What theorem is the distance formula based off of?
Coordinates
To use the distance formula, you simply plug in the values of the _____ into the formula.
5 units
What is the distance between the points (2, 3) and (5, 7)?
d = √((x2 - x1)^2 +(y2 -y1)^2)

x2 and x1 were switched,
y2 and y1 were switched.
d = √((x1 - x2)^2 +(y1-y2)^2)
To find the distance between two points.
What is the purpose of the Distance Formula?
Distance
The distance formula is a mathematical equation used to calculate the _____ between two points in a coordinate plane.
4 units
What is the distance between (1, 1) and (1, 5)?
The distance is always 0
If two points coincide (have the same coordinates) the distance between them is 2.
The coordinates of the first point
What do the coordinates (x1, y1) represent?
(y2 - y1)
d = √((x2 - x1)^2 +(____)^2)
6 units
What is the distance from (-1, -1) to (5, 5)?
It cannot be negative
Distance is a measure of the extent of space between two points, and it can be negative.
Pythagoras and Euclid
Who is credited with developing the distance formula?
(x2, y2)
______ represents the coordinates of the second point
4 units
Calculate the distance between (-4, 3) and (3, -2).
d = √((x2 - x1)^2 +(y2 -y1)^2)
x and y should not be subtracted from each other.
d = √((x-y)^2 +(x-y)^2)

# Geometry (Distance Formula)

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