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Line Segment MX or MN is a straight line segment created by two points. Depending on the coordinates of these two points, one can calculate the length of the segment.

## How to Calculate the Length of Line Segment MX

Calculating the length of a line segment is a fundamental geometry problem and can be done using the Pythagorean Theorem. To calculate the length of line segment MX, one first needs to find the coordinates of M and X.

### Find the Coordinates of M and X

The coordinates of M are (x1,y1) and the coordinates of X are (x2,y2).

### Use the Pythagorean Theorem

Using the Pythagorean Theorem, the length of line segment MX can be found using the formula below:

[Length of Line Segment MX] = √(x2−x1)2+(y2−y1)2

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## FAQs

#### What is the formula for the length of line segment MX?

The formula for the length of line segment MX is:

[Length of Line Segment MX] = √(x2−x1)2+(y2−y1)2

#### What is the Pythagorean Theorem?

The Pythagorean Theorem states that the square of the hypotenuse (the longest side of a right triangle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.

#### How are the coordinates of M and X found?

The coordinates of M are (x1,y1) and the coordinates of X are (x2,y2).

#### What is a line segment?

A line segment is a straight line that is bounded by two points.

#### Why is the Pythagorean Theorem used to find the length of line segment MX?

The Pythagorean Theorem is used to find the length of line segment MX because it is a shortest distance between two points, as it is on a straight line.

#### What is the unit of length for line segment MX?

The unit of length for line segment MX depends on the units used for the x and y coordinates. Generally, the unit is the same as the units used for the coordinates.

## Related Links:

Pythagorean Theorem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_theorem

Line Segment: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_segment