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The distance formula can be calculated using one of the following 2 formulas: one if you know the value for the speed "s" and time "t", another if you know the two points in the plane.

Formula Knowing the Speed "s" and the Time "t"

If you know the speed and time calculate the distance using the following formula: $$d = s * t$$

Speed "s" and Time "t" Value and Result

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Where:

$$s = "Speed Value"$$
$$t = "Time Value"$$
$$d = "Distance Value"$$

Formula Knowing the Point in the Plane

If you know the value of the two points in the plane, you can calculate the distance using the following formula:

$$d = sqrt((x2-x1)^ + (y2-y1)^)$$

x1, x2, y1, y2 Value and Result

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Where:

$$(x1, y1) = "first point coordinate"$$
$$(x2, y2) = "second point coordinate"$$
$$d = "distance value"$$

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