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# What is the difference in the distance formula and the Pythagorean theorem?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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The difference in the distance formula and the pythagorean theorem is that the distance formula finds the distance between two points while the pythagorean theorem usually finds the hypotenuse of a right triangle.

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### The pythagorean theorem can be developed from what?

distance formula!

No.

### The Pythagorean Theorem is similar to?

the slope formula and the distance formula.

### Is the distance formula derived from Pythagorean theorem?

Yes, the distance formula for a line segment was derived from Pythagoras' theorem.

false

### Is Pythagorean theorem is derived from the distance formula?

Yes, the distance formula for a line segment was derived from Pythagoras' theorem.

### Can the distance formula can be derived from the Pythagorean theorem?

Yes, the formula for the Euclidean distance. But not necessarily other distance metrics.

### What is better the pythagorean therom or the disance formula?

Better for what??? Actually, both are closely related. The distance formula is derived from the Pythagorean theorem.

False.

True

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### How is the Pythagorean Theorem and Distance Formula the same?

Because they both involve right angle triangles