# What is the Distance Formula?

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Dec 18, 2014

Given the two points $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right)$ and $\left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$ the distance between these points is given by the formula:

$d = \sqrt{{\left({x}_{2} - {x}_{1}\right)}^{2} + {\left({y}_{2} - {y}_{1}\right)}^{2}}$

All you have to do is plug in the given points given to the distance formula and solve.