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 2 years ago
Alright, freshman accelerated honors geometry problem. I need ton of help. How do you find the distance between a point and a line?
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Line L contains points (11,1) and (3,11). Point P has coordinates (1,1).
HELP.
 2 years ago
Alright, freshman accelerated honors geometry problem. I need ton of help. How do you find the distance between a point and a line? Ex: Line L contains points (11,1) and (3,11). Point P has coordinates (1,1). HELP.

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Lukecrayonz
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ever consider you shouldn't be in accelerated honors geometry?

321drew123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No? This is actually the only topic we've covered that I don't understand. I feel like that was an insult...

estudier
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Slope of line L gives you slope of perpendicular.....

yummydum
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1okay so you need to use the distance formula to find the distance between two points :) \[d=\sqrt {(y_2y_1)+(x_2x_1)}\]

Lukecrayonz
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Find midpoint between the two points on the given line, use distance formula to find the distance between the given point and the midpoint.

yummydum
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so using that you would get \[L=\sqrt{(11+1)+(311)}\]

321drew123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0All I know is that I need to find the point the coordinate is closest to on the line, then use the slope to find the length of the line its used to.

Lukecrayonz
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1No, Yummy, this is the correct way.

321drew123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yummydum, thats the distance from an endpoint to the point, not the line.

yummydum
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1okay well go with what sire crayon has to saay

Lukecrayonz
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You're finding a farther distance than needed

estudier
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0http://math.ucsd.edu/~wgarner/math4c/derivations/distance/distptline.htm

Lukecrayonz
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Explanation, answer is 8.6.

Lukecrayonz
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@yummydum your distance was 12.17, much farther than the actual distance.

321drew123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0estudier that is not how i remember us learning it in school, we learned a shorter way

estudier
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It is short, they are just explaining everything in great detail.

yummydum
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1again...that wasnt my final answer i was getting to the point...but i see uve got this covered

Lukecrayonz
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1estudier that makes it look very confusing :P

321drew123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok i think i understand it now. Thanks Luke
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