High School Level Questions on Distance
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- 3d Distance
- What's the easiest way to find the distance between a point and a line in three dimensions: When the line is defined by two points in space, and when the line is defined by angles from the cartesian axes?
- Defining Distance Mathematically
- What is wrong with D' = sqrt(X^2 - X'2)?
- Determining Distance Using Longitude and Latitude
- Use longitude and latitude to determine distance in rectangular
- Distance Between Two Lines: Vectors
- What is the shortest distance between 2 lines?
- Distance Between Two Points on the Earth
- My latitude and longitude are in the form 40.266934, -74.204930 respectively, with negatives for South and West. How do I calculate the distance between them?
- Distance Calculation
- If I have the co-ordinates of two places in Degrees Latitude and Longitude, how do I calculate the distance in nautical miles?
- Finding a Point Equidistant From Two Other Points
- Point A is (-5,-3), and point B is (-1,-5); to be equidistant from A
and B, what should the value of k be for the point (3,k)?
- Geometry Ladder Problem
- A figure shows a 12-foot ladder leaning across a 5-foot fence and touching a higher wall located 3ft behind the fence. You want to find the distance x from the base of the ladder to the bottom of the fence...
- Midpoint of a Straight Line Segment
- What is the midpoint of this: (-3,4) (5,-4)? Use the distance formula.
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