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Geometry: Distance Of Two Points Calculator

The program below is the solution to Liang's Introduction to Java Programming (9th Edition) Chapter 2 Exercise 2.19.

Question: Write a program that prompts the user to enter two points (x1, y1) and (x2, y2) and displays their distance between them.

 * @Author: Aghatise Osazuwa
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 * Exercise 2.19 - Geometry: distance of two points

import java.util.Scanner;

public class Ex02_19 {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Display Program Information
        System.out.println("This Program Calculates The Distance Between Two "
                + "Points In Geometry.\n");

        // create Scanner 
        Scanner input = new Scanner(;

        // prompt user to enter details
        System.out.println("Enter x1 and y1: ");
        double x1 = input.nextDouble();
        double y1 = input.nextDouble();
        System.out.println("Enter x2 and y2: ");
        double x2 = input.nextDouble();
        double y2 = input.nextDouble();

        // calculate distance
        double distance = Math.pow(((x2 - x1) * (x2 - x1)) + ((y2 - y1) * (y2 - y1)), 0.5);

        //display the result
        System.out.println("The distance between the two points is " + distance + "\n");

Ex02.19: liang introduction to java programming
Program output

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