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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Hint: Use the distance formula for lines
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ChmEBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\large d=\sqrt{(x_2x_1)^2+(y_2y_1)^2}\]
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
There's two ways to do it. You can either use the distance formula for LINES (yes there is such a thing) or you can find the line perpendicular to both given lines since they are parallel.
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It's just a formula bro. It's nothing to get overly eager and excited about.
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kenneyfamilyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok the question is the distance is 4/5. true or false?
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The formula is \[ d = \frac{ax + by + c}{\sqrt{a^2 + b^2}}\] Where (x,y) is a point on one of the lines and a, b, c are the coefficients of the other line.
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
And I should say that this is specifically the formula for the distance between two PARALLEL lines.
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
(x,y) = (.5,0) is a point on the first given line. So use a = 6, b = 8, c = 5 for the other one.
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kenneyfamilyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how would you non parallel lines? @Hero such as x + y  1 = 0 and y = x + 6
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
If the lines are not parallel, then the distance between them would not be consistent.
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That formula I gave you (as I stated previously) is for PARALLEL lines only
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kenneyfamilyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hmm but it is answerable
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well, actually, what you just posted are two parallel lines.
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HeroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
y = x + 1 and y = x + 6
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