Enter the vertical distance and the horizontal distance into the Diagonal Distance Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Diagonal Distance. 

Diagonal Distance Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Diagonal Distance. 

DD  = sqrt (V^2+H^2)
  • Where DD is the Diagonal Distance
  • V is the vertical distance 
  • H is the horizontal distance 

To calculate the diagonal distance, sum the vertical distance squared and the horizontal distance square, then take the square root.

How to Calculate Diagonal Distance?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Diagonal Distance.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the vertical distance.
    • The vertical distance is given as: 7.
  2. Next, determine the horizontal distance.
    • The horizontal distance is provided as: 9.
  3. Finally, calculate the Diagonal Distance using the equation above: 

DD  = sqrt (V^2+H^2)

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

DD  = sqrt (7^2+9^2) = 11.4

Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

vertical distance = 10

horizontal distance = 15

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

DD  = sqrt (V^2+H^2) = ?