Introduction: Finding the Distance of a Point to a Line

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Using the distance formula to find the distance from a point to a line.

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Draw a graph.

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Plot any 3 points and connect them into a triangle.

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Draw the straightest line from the point to the line.

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Determine the distance formula.

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Plug in the X's for X and the Y's for Y.

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Do what is in the parenthesis first.

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Then square your answer.

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Add your answers

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Take the square root to go your answer.

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