# How to Find Distance in GeoGebra

It is easy to find distances between points, lines and planes in `GeoGebra`. The only thing that requires a little extra work is to find the distance between a line and a plane. To find this distance you need to find a point on the line, and insert this point in the instructions below for the distance between point and point, line or plane. This is similar to the method of doing this by hand.

`GeoGebra` Instruction 1

### DistanceBetweenPointandPoint,LineorPlane

1.
Open `Algebra View` and `3D Graphics` under  `View` in  `Menu`.
2.
Enter your point and the other object (a second point, line, or plane)

Note! To use a line, it must be entered with the `Line` command.

3.
Enter

Distance(<Point>, <Object>)

in `Algebra View`. Fill in your point for `<Point>` and the point, line or plane for `<Object>`.

4.
The distance is now shown in `Algebra View`.

`GeoGebra` Instruction 2

### DistanceBetweenTwoLines

1.
Open `Algebra View` and `3D Graphics` under  `View` in  `Menu`.
2.
Enter both of your lines using the `Line` command. This command has to be used in order for the `Distance` command to work in the next step.
3.
Enter

Distance(<Line>, <Line>)

Fill in the names of the two lines.

The distance is now shown in `Algebra View`.

`GeoGebra` Instruction 3

### DistanceBetweenTwoPlanes

1.
Open `Algebra View` and `3D Graphics` under  `View` in  `Menu`.
2.
Enter both of your planes either by using the commands in the entry about lines and planes, or define them in `Algebra View` using their equations.
3.
Enter

Distance(<Plane>, <Plane>)

Fill in the names of the two planes.

The distance is now shown in `Algebra View`.