# What is the term for the shortest distance between two points?

The shortest distance between two points is called a straight line. A line extends in both directions forever. Lines can be named in two different ways. A line that doesn't pass through two specifi...
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## What is the shortest distance between texas&canada?

The shortest distance between Texas and Canada is the distance between Perryton, Texas and the Canadian Border Crossing at the end of Highway 281, which runs through North Dakota and turns into Hig...
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## What is the distance between two points on a circle?

The distance between two points on a circle is called an arc. An arc distance is calculated by dividing the central angle by the product of the circumference and 360 degrees.References:Conjuctures ...
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## What is the distance between two points called?

The distance between two points is a line segment. Segment length corresponds with (and illustrates) a linear distance. If the points are on a curved surface, the distance between them is a curve t...
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## How to Calculate the Distance Between Two Points on a Map?

Maps are used to show the layout of a larger area on a relatively small sheet of paper. The scale of the map tells the reader how large the map area really is. For example, a map of the United Stat...
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