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find the distance from (6,1) to the line defined by y=2x+6. Express as a radical or a number rounded to the nearest hundreth



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sasogeek
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have you tried graphing this?

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YES

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ive graphed and the points I get are no the points I need to put into the distance formula

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not*

sasogeek
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what is the distance formula?

sasogeek
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i'm thinking, before u even go ahead to do that, you should know which point on the line to which you're finding the distance... right?

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yes

sasogeek
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dw:1368492902562:dw
correct?

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yes

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distance from point to line

sasogeek
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which part of the line are u finding the distance to? horizontally till it intersects? or vertically downward?

sasogeek
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@satellite73 Please, how would u go about this question? what assumption would you make?