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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