Finding the Length of Line Segments
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
High School Geometry - HSG-GPE.B.7
What Is the Distance Formula? The distance formula is a useful tool to find the distance between two arbitrarily points. The formula is divided from the Pythagoras theorem which is the a2+b2= c2, where c is the longest side of a right-angled triangle. Suppose you are given two points (-2, 1) and (1, 5), which are located on different locations of the axes. In the present example, the x coordinate is on the negative x-axis, and the ordinate is on the positive y-axis. While both of the coordinates like on the positive side of the x and y-axis. This series of worksheets will use the coordinate plane to help students decipher the length of line segments.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Distance Formula Step-by-Step Lesson- We give you two point in the coordinate plane and ask you to the length of the line they create.
- Guided Lesson - What's the length of the line between points A and B?
- Guided Lesson Explanation - A healthy helping of distance formula to get your day started.
- Practice Worksheet - They have a little bit of change between the way each question is worded, but in the end they are the same question.
- Matching Worksheet - Match the distance of the lines to the points that can create a line of that length.
Use the end points to determine the length.
The distance formula is something we encourage students to memorize. It is not often given on standard tests.