# What is the distance between two points?

The distance between any two points is the length of the line segment joining the points.

## Answer: The distance, d, between two points (x_{1}, y_{1}) and (x_{2}, y_{2}) is: d = √ [ (x_{2 }− x_{1})^{2 }+ (y_{2 }− y_{1})^{2 }]

Let us see the formula for the distance between two points

**Explanation:**

The distance, d, between two points whose coordinates are (x_{1}, y_{1}) and (x_{2}, y_{2}) is:

d = √ [ (x_{2 }− x_{1})^{2 }+ (y_{2 }− y_{1})^{2 }]

For example, the distance between the points (2, 4) and (5, 9) is d = √ [(5 - 2)^{2} + (9 - 4)^{2}] = √34