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Drag and drop a line, then auto calculate value with Pythagorean theorem

Discussion in 'Discuss Data Visualizations and Charting' started by DashboardNovice, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. DashboardNovice

    DashboardNovice Member

    See 1:20 on this video.

    Watch Youtube Video

    Does Excel have a graphing feature which will let me:
    1. Allow me to define the range of X axis values (I would use only positive numbers)
    2. Allow me to define the range of Y axis values (I would use only positive numbers)
    3. Click a point, drag and drop to another point, then automatically calculate the value of that line (the hypotenuse) using Pythagorean theorem
    I know points 1 and 2 are possible, but I don't know about point 3. Is there a feature in Excel that can do this, or maybe an add-in or a plug-in?

    If not, is there a software program (ideally one that is free) that can do this?
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 13, 2017
  2. Hui

    Hui Excel Ninja Staff Member

    How about this?

    To use
    Set the X and Y Axis Maximum Values
    The Chart will rescale after you type each value

    Set how many decimals you want in the solution
    Select the chart and then click on the Red line
    Drag the ends to where you require
    Click the Calculate Button

    See attached file ?

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    Thomas Kuriakose and p45cal like this.

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