Subject: Trigonometry

# Coordinate Geometry

## Trigonometry.CoordinateGeometry History

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*[[#distance | The distance between two points]]

*[[#midpoint | The midpoint of a line segment]]

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*[[#distance | The distance between two points]]

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Or this same equation can be expanded into three dimensions and used for space travel (~~you ~~don't think it's important for astronauts to know how far they're going?).

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Or this same equation can be expanded into three dimensions and used for space travel (don't you think it's important for astronauts to know how far they're going?).

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[[#midpoint]]

!!Midpoint of a line segment:

Finding the midpoint between two points is normally ever used to make word problems more difficult. But since it is used, you will have to know how it's done (but don't worry, this will be mindblowingly easy). You could figure out the length and slope of the line, convert it to a distance along the x-axis, and then figure out the y coordinate through the 'y=mx+b' equation.

Or take the short short short-cut, where given (x'_1_', y'_1_') and (x'_2_', y'_2_') the midpoint of the segment is:

{$$ \left({{x_1+x_2\over2} , {y_1+y_2\over2}}\right) $$}

!!! Examples:

Find the following Distances:

# Between (2,17) and (6,5)

# Between (-5,-7) and (9,-4)

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!!Midpoint of a line segment:

Finding the midpoint between two points is normally ever used to make word problems more difficult. But since it is used, you will have to know how it's done (but don't worry, this will be mindblowingly easy). You could figure out the length and slope of the line, convert it to a distance along the x-axis, and then figure out the y coordinate through the 'y=mx+b' equation.

Or take the short short short-cut, where given (x'_1_', y'_1_') and (x'_2_', y'_2_') the midpoint of the segment is:

{$$ \left({{x_1+x_2\over2} , {y_1+y_2\over2}}\right) $$}

!!! Examples:

Find the following Distances:

# Between (2,17) and (6,5)

# Between (-5,-7) and (9,-4)

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'''1) (4, 11)'''\\

'''2) (2, -5.5)'''\\

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!! Distance between two points:

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!!! Examples:

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!!! Distance between two points:

Finding the distance between two points boils down to a simple formula. To understand the scope of this equation, understand that the entire world is on a coordinate system (longitude and latitude) and your house may be one point on that large coordinate system, and your friend Matt's may be another. If you wanted to find the distance between your house and Matt's house you could use this equation.

Or this same equation can be expanded into three dimensions and used for space travel (you don't think it's important for astronauts to know how far they're going?).

Given two points, (x'_1_', y'_1_') and (x'_2_', y'_2_'), the distance between these points can be found as:

{$$ \sqrt{{(x_2 - x_1)^2} + {(y_2 - y_1)^2}} $$}

And for all you future physicists, for three dimensions you could use: (x'_1_', y'_1_', z'_1_') and (x'_2_', y'_2_', z'_2_'), & the distance between these points can be found as:

{$$ \sqrt{{(x_2 - x_1)^2} + {(y_2 - y_1)^2} + {(z_2 - z_1)^2}} $$}

!!!! Examples:

Find the following Distances:

# Between (1,7) and (9,4)

# Between (-5,7) and (9,4)

# '''Hard:''' Between (-2,7,12) and (5,-9,14)

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'''1) 8.544'''\\

'''2) 14.3178'''\\

'''3) 16.4012'''

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As a taxi cab driver we're going to stick to straight lines at first.. Then we'll start getting creative. To recap a little [[Geometry~~\~~Geometry]] here is a coordinate plane:

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As a taxi cab driver we're going to stick to straight lines at first.. Then we'll start getting creative. To recap a little [[Geometry/Geometry]] here is a coordinate plane:

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As a taxi cab driver we're going to stick to straight lines at first.. Then we'll start getting creative. ~~Here~~ is a coordinate plane:

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As a taxi cab driver we're going to stick to straight lines at first.. Then we'll start getting creative. To recap a little [[Geometry\Geometry]] here is a coordinate plane:

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As a taxi cab driver we're going to stick to straight lines at first.. Then we'll start getting creative. Here is a coordinate plane:

As a taxi cab driver we're going to stick to straight lines at first.. Then we'll start getting creative. Here is a coordinate plane:

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The easiest way to remember ~~what~~ Coordinate Geometry is to think of yourself as a taxicab driver. You can only take streets by the block; you can't quite cut through buildings, right? Well, to start with, that's how we'll envision ourselves to better understand coordinate geometry.

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The easiest way to remember the general meaning of Coordinate Geometry is to think of yourself as a taxicab driver. You can only take streets by the block; you can't quite cut through buildings, right? Well, to start with, that's how we'll envision ourselves to better understand coordinate geometry.

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The easiest way to remember what Coordinate Geometry is to think of ~~ourself~~ as a taxicab driver. You can only take streets by the block; you can't quite cut through buildings, right? Well, to start with, that's how we'll envision ourselves to better understand coordinate geometry.

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The easiest way to remember what Coordinate Geometry is to think of yourself as a taxicab driver. You can only take streets by the block; you can't quite cut through buildings, right? Well, to start with, that's how we'll envision ourselves to better understand coordinate geometry.

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Coordinate Geometry has a few synonyms: cartesian geometry (probably one of the more well-known identifiers), analytic geometry, or analytical geometry. So if ~~you're~~ teacher is calling it ~~something~~ ~~else~~ in class, no worries.

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Coordinate Geometry has a few synonyms: cartesian geometry (probably one of the more well-known identifiers), analytic geometry, or analytical geometry. So if your teacher is calling it one of these other names in class, no worries.

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The easiest way to remember what Coordinate Geometry is to think of ourself as a taxicab driver. You can only take streets by the block; you can't quite cut through buildings, right?

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The easiest way to remember what Coordinate Geometry is to think of ourself as a taxicab driver. You can only take streets by the block; you can't quite cut through buildings, right? Well, to start with, that's how we'll envision ourselves to better understand coordinate geometry.

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!! So What is Coordinate Geometry?

Coordinate Geometry has a few synonyms: cartesian geometry (probably one of the more well-known identifiers), analytic geometry, or analytical geometry. So if you're teacher is calling it something else in class, no worries.

The easiest way to remember what Coordinate Geometry is to think of ourself as a taxicab driver. You can only take streets by the block; you can't quite cut through buildings, right?