# distanceSqr

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### Description

Description:
Computes the squared distance between two objects or positions. This command is faster than distance by saving a square root operation, useful for mass-checking distance without the need of the distance value itself.
Groups:
Math - Geometry

### Syntax

Syntax:
var1 distanceSqr var2
Parameters:
var1: Object or Position
var2: Object or Position
Return Value:
Number - distance in meters or 1e10 if distance cannot be calculated

### Alternative Syntax

Syntax:
a distanceSqr b
Parameters:
a: Number
b: Number
Return Value:
Number - distance c calculated as c = a * a + b * b

### Examples

Example 1:
private _distanceSquared = 5 * 5; if (player distanceSqr leader player < _distanceSquared) then // similar to player distance leader player < 5 { hint "You are less than 5m from the leader!"; };
Example 2:
private _distance = sqrt ((x2 - x1) ^ 2 + (y2 - y1) ^ 2 + (z2 - z1) ^ 2); private _distanceSqr = (x2 - x1) ^ 2 + (y2 - y1) ^ 2 + (z2 - z1) ^ 2; _distance = [x1, y1, z1] distance [x2, y2, z2]; _distanceSqr = [x1, y1, z1] distanceSqr [x2, y2, z2]; _distance = sqrt ([x1, y1, z1] distanceSqr [x2, y2, z2]); _distanceSqr = ([x1, y1, z1] distance [x2, y2, z2]) ^ 2;