Enter the total distance and the total horizontal distance into the Vertical Distance Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Vertical Distance.

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## Vertical Distance Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Vertical Distance.

Dv = SQRT (TD^2-HD^2)

- Where Dv is the Vertical Distance
- TD is the total distance
- HD is the total horizontal distance

To calculate vertical distance, square the total distance, subtract the square of the horizontal distance from that result, then take the square root of this number.

## How to Calculate Vertical Distance?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Vertical Distance.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the total distance.
- The total distance is given as: 100.

- Next, determine the total horizontal distance.
- The total horizontal distance is provided as: 30.

- Finally, calculate the Vertical Distance using the equation above:

Dv = SQRT (TD^2-HD^2)

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

Dv = sqrt (100^2-30^2) = 95.39

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

total distance = 50

total horizontal distance = 20

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

Dv = SQRT (TD^2-HD^2)** = ?**