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 Distance:  The amount of space between two points or things. Distance is always a non-negative number.
In this map of California, there are two locations: NASA Ames and NASA Dryden. The distance formula can be used to find the distance between the two locations.

This is a map of part of California.  It is determining the distance between two locations in California.

Photo copyrighted by Robin A. Ward.