Q&A #1895

Distance from a point to a line.

T2T || FAQ || Teachers' Lounge || Browse || Search || T2T Associates || About T2T

View entire discussion

From: ---
To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: Aug 20, 1999 at 11:43:24
Subject: Distance from a point to a line.

Part of our new grade ten curriculum here in Ontario, Canada includes the use of the formula d = Abs(Ax+By+C)/Sqrt(A^2+B^2). Sorry about the form! It is not difficult to show this using specific examples where the point and the equation of the line are given, but the usual derivation (using the dot product) is of no use here. Any ideas? Carolyn

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

Math Forum Home || The Math Library || Quick Reference || Math Forum Search

Teacher2Teacher - T2T ®
© 1994- The Math Forum at NCTM. All rights reserved.