# How to find the distance between two points on a coordinate plane?

We will use the concept of distance formula to find out the distance between two points on a coordinate plane.

## Answer: Distance between (a, b) and (c, d) is √[(a - c)^{2}+ (b - d)^{2}]

Let us see how we will use the concept of distance formula to find out the distance between two points on a coordinate plane.

**Explanation :**

Let us consider two points A (a, b) and B (c, d) in the coordinate plane

In order to find the distance between two points A and B, we will use the distance formula.

According to the distance formula, the distance between points A and B is given by,

AB = √[(a - c)^{2} + (b - d)^{2}]

Let us find the distance between (3, 2) and (4, 8)

Hence using distance formula we get = √(4 - 3)^{2} + (8 - 2)^{2}

The distance between points (3, 2) and (4, 8)= √37 units

### Therefore, the distance between (a, b) and (c, d) is √[(a - c)^{2} + (b - d)^{2}]

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