# 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 betwwen points (3, 2) and (4, 8)= √37 units