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Distance from a Point to a Line
In the graph,
is the distance from
to the line
. Because the red and green triangles are similar,
.
Contributed by:
Soledad Mª Sáez Martínez
and
Félix Martínez de la Rosa
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R. L. Eisenman, "An Easy Way from a Point to a Line,"
Mathematics Magazine
,
42
(1), 1969 pp. 40–41.
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Point–Line Distance—2-Dimensional
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" from
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http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/DistanceFromAPointToALine/
Contributed by:
Soledad Mª Sáez Martínez
and
Félix Martínez de la Rosa
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