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anonymous
 5 years ago
Find the distance from G(3, 1) to the line whose equation is y = 4. How would I do this problem.
anonymous
 5 years ago
Find the distance from G(3, 1) to the line whose equation is y = 4. How would I do this problem.

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0we have to find the shortest distance?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no just the distance its multiple choice and these are the options 3 2 5 4

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if we have to find the shortest distance if you graph this onto a graph paper you will directly see what to do. the shortest distance from a point to any line is always the perpendicular to the line going through the point. so in this case the shortest distance from (3,1) is perpendicular to y = 4. So any line that is perpendicular to y = 4 must have the equation x = ... right? so from here we can see that since we have to go through the point (3, 1) we can just say that the equation of the line will be x = 3. so now if you graph x = 3 you will see that the line x = 3 intersects the line y = 4 at point (3, 4) so then the shortest distance from the point (3,1) to (3,4) is 5 units straight upwards.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is there any way to do this without graph paper

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well you don't need to have graph paper. if you just plot it out roughly you will see exactly what to do.
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