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Distance between 2 points in 3D

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Hello there! From the basics, i know, that we can calculate distance between 2 points in 2D using the:
distance = sqrt( (x2 - x1)^2 + (y2 - y1)^2 )
That is simple, isn't it? The problem( for me ), is how to do it when we are using 3-dimensional coordinates? A(x1, y1, z1) and B(x2, y2, z2) ? regards

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Remember SQRT is an expensive operation.

If you are comparing distances it's quicker to compare the Squared distances.

i.e.

If SQRT((x1-x2)^2+(y1-y2)^2+(z1-z2)^2) > 10 Then
...


becomes

If (x1-x2)^2+(y1-y2)^2+(z1-z2)^2 > 100 Then

I hope this is useful!

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