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

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## 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:

- First, determine the vertical distance.
- The vertical distance is given as: 7.

- Next, determine the horizontal distance.
- The horizontal distance is provided as: 9.

- 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)** = ?**