# Distance Formula Calculator

Calculating the **distance** between two** points**, objects, and **lines** is a common task for a **mathematics** and physics **student.** This calculation is part of **almost** every course from basic to **advanced** level. No **doubt**, it is pretty simple to **perform** this calculation but it can time taking **process** too.

If you are **struggling** with the solution to such **problems**, you should **use** the **distance formula calculator**. This handy online **tool** can find the **distance** between **two points** by using the coordinates **inserted** by you. Using this maths calculator is not a difficult **task** and you can **understand** it by reading the following sections.

**Table of Contents**

## What is the distance formula?

Understanding the **definition** of the distance **formula** demands you to have an **idea **of what distance is. In simple **words**, the distance is the **1-dimensional** space between two points, **objects**, or lines. In **Mathematics** and Physics, **distance** is the **separation **between **two** points and objects.

The distance **formula** is a **specific** relationship between **two points** between which we have to **find** the distance. Using this **formula**, we can find how far a point is **from** the other one. In simple **words**, the distance **formula** helps us to **find **the distance between** two objects** or points.

## What is the distance between two points?

Here is the distance formula for two points separated by the space.

d = √(^{x}2 -^{x}1)^{2}+ (^{y}2 -^{y}1)^{2}

In the above formula, ** ^{x}1** and

**represent the coordinates of the first point while**

^{y}1**and**

^{x}2**represent the coordinates of the second point.**

^{y}2### How to find the distance between two points?

You may have **understood** the method to **find** the distance between **two points **by learning the **above** formula. But for your **understanding**, we have also solved an **example** here.

**Example 1:**

Find the **distance** between two points if their c**oordinates** are (**2, 7**) and (**5, 11**).

**Solution:**

As we know,

d = √(^{x}2 -^{x}1)2 + (^{y}2 -^{y}1)^{2}

So, we have to put the values of the above coordinates in this formula.

d = √(5 - 2)^{2}+ (11 - 7)^{2}

By solving the above equation, we get:

d = √(3)^{2}+ (4)^{2}

d = 5 units

### How to Use the Decameter to Feet Calculator?

Using this tool by Calculator’s Bag is not a difficult task. You can **find** the distance between** two **points or **objects** using it in the following steps.

- Write the x coordinate of the first point in the first input box
- Write the y coordinate of the first point in the second input box
- Repeat the above steps for the second point coordinate insertion
- This calculator will automatically show you the distance between the concerned points.

### FAQ | Distance Formula

**How do you find the distance between two points? **

To find the distance between two points, we have to use a specific formula written below:

d = √(^{x}2 -^{x}1)2 + (^{y}2 -^{y}1)^{2}

**How do you find the total distance traveled?**

To find the total distance traveled by a body, you have to find the coordinates of the initial and final points. Once you have done with it, you can use the distance formula to do so.

**What is the best way to calculate distance? **

The simplest and best way to calculate the distance is using the distance formula.

**Is distance a vector? **

No, distance is not a vector quantity but it is a scalar quantity that only needs magnitude to be described fully.

**What is the SI unit of distance? **

The SI unit of distance is the meter.

**Is it light-year time or distance? **

A light year is a distance that light travels in one year.