## Introduction: Finding the Distance of a Point to a Line

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

## Step 1:

Draw a graph.

## Step 2:

Plot any 3 points and connect them into a triangle.

## Step 3:

Draw the straightest line from the point to the line.

## Step 4:

Determine the distance formula.

## Step 5:

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

## Step 6:

Do what is in the parenthesis first.

## Step 7:

Then square your answer.

## Step 8:

Add your answers

## Step 9:

Take the square root to go your answer.

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