# Get the distance between 2 KinematicBody2ds

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How can I get the distance between 2 KinematicBody2ds (Here A and B)?

For example in the Script of KinematicBody2d A I have a variable `var BodyB = get_parent().get_node(BodyB)` which is the other body and a variable `var distance_to_BodyB` which have to be set to the distance between body A and B in pixels as a number. How can I do that?

Take both characters `global_position` → measure distance between 2 points(using Pythagoras or the Vector2.distance_to_point)

Can you maybe make a code example which solves the problem in the example? Because I am a beginner and don’t know how I can do what you sad in practice

Godot_Starter | 2020-06-08 14:43

Ok, the more fun way(Mathematical way :D)

`````` X² + Y² = D²
``````

In other words

``````DeltaX² + DeltaY² = Distance²
``````

So! Delta means `X1 - X2`(or `X2 - X1`) but we are squaring it so it wont matter.

we have body A → `A` and body B → `B` and each has a position property so we will do this

`````` var distance = pow(A.position.X - B.position.X,2) + pow(A.position.Y - B.position.Y,2);
distance = sqrt(distance) # Since X² + Y² = Distance² we need to square root it
``````

rustyStriker | 2020-06-08 15:53