B Bitanga New member Joined Mar 12, 2018 Messages 2 May 19, 2018 #1 So, let's say I have a point (-5, 6) and a line through points (-10, -12) and (5, 3). How do I find the distance from the point (-5, 6) to the line using only the coordinates of the points?

So, let's say I have a point (-5, 6) and a line through points (-10, -12) and (5, 3). How do I find the distance from the point (-5, 6) to the line using only the coordinates of the points?

S Subhotosh Khan Super Moderator Staff member Joined Jun 18, 2007 Messages 18,134 May 19, 2018 #2 Bitanga said: So, let's say I have a point (-5, 6) and a line through points (-10, -12) and (5, 3). How do I find the distance from the point (-5, 6) to the line using only the coordinates of the points? Click to expand... Determine the equation of the line through points (-10, -12) and (5, 3). Then calculate the perpendicular distance of the line from the point(-5,6). There are various methods to accomplish this. What method/s have you been taught?

Bitanga said: So, let's say I have a point (-5, 6) and a line through points (-10, -12) and (5, 3). How do I find the distance from the point (-5, 6) to the line using only the coordinates of the points? Click to expand... Determine the equation of the line through points (-10, -12) and (5, 3). Then calculate the perpendicular distance of the line from the point(-5,6). There are various methods to accomplish this. What method/s have you been taught?