Geometry pp 110-122 | Cite as

The Distance Formula

  • Serge Lang
  • Gene Murrow


We shall apply the Pythagoras theorem to give us a formula for the distance between two points in terms of their coordinates. We are given a coordinate system, which we draw horizontally and vertically for convenience.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Serge Lang
    • 1
  • Gene Murrow
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.OssiningUSA

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