# Finding the Distance Between Two Points Using the Pythagorean Theorem

Skill:

Use the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse to solve number and word problems, including finding the distance between two points.

# Finding the Distance Between Two Points Using the Pythagorean Theorem

Calculate the distance between two points using the Pythagorean Theorem in this activity.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections. *

### Open-ended question 1

How can you find the horizontal distance between 2 points on a graph?

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### Open-ended question 2

How can you find the vertical distance between 2 points on a graph?

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### Open-ended question 3

Once you know the horizontal and vertical distances between 2 points on a graph, how can you find the actual distance between the points?

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