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Videos, examples, 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

- 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. Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system 8.G.8

The following figures give the Distance Formula and how the Distance Formula is derived from the Pythagorean Theorem. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions.

**Distance on the Coordinate Plane 1 (8.G.8)**

**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**

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