Chapter 12, Problem 17RCC

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8th Edition

James Stewart

ISBN: 9781305266643

Textbook Problem

(a) How do you find the distance from a point to a line?

(b) How do you find the distance from a point to a plane?

(c) How do you find the distance between two lines?

(a)

To determine

**To find:** The distance from a point to a line.

Explanation

Consider a line

Consider a point

Find the vector joined from the points

Find the vector joined from the points

(b)

To determine

**To find:** The distance from a point to a plane.

(c)

To determine

**To find:** The distance between two lines.

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