# Distance Formula Examples

Videos, solutions, and lessons to help Grade 8 students learn how to apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system.

Common Core: 8.G.8

### Suggested Learning Targets

• I can recall the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse and relate it to any two distinct points on a graph.
• I can determine how to create a right triangle from two points on a coordinate graph.
• I can use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve for the distance between the two points.

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Common Core for Mathematics

More Math Lessons for Grade 8

Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system--8.G.8
In this lesson you will learn how to find the length of a leg segment on the coordinate plane by using the Pythagorean Theorem.

In this lesson you will learn how to find the perimeter of two dimensional figures on the coordinate plane by finding the distance between each segment of the figure.

In this lesson you will learn how to find the length of a diagonal by creating a square.
In this lesson you will learn how to find the area of two dimensional figures on the coordinate plane by finding the distance between each segment of the figure.

Using The Distance Formula Or Pythagorean Theorem To Find The Distance Between Two Points.
This tutorial examines how to find the distance between two points that are shown on the coordinate plane by drawing a right triangle and using the Pythagorean Theorem to solve. Also see how to use the distance formula when only given the ordered pairs of two points.
The Distance Formula - Deriving the Formula from Pythagorean Theorem.

Distance Formula and Pythagorean Theorem - Applications
Learn to apply the distance formula and the Pythagorean theorem to real life problems.

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