which of the following points lies closest to the y axis? (3,0,3) (0,4,2) (2,4,1) (2,3,4) thanks for help!!
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The shortest distance from any point to the z axis will just be sqrt(x^2 + y^2) Therefore work that out for each of your points and the smallest answer is the shortest distance
Last edited by calypso; May 3rd 2010 at 08:00 AM.
thanks for help...is it different when want to find closest point to y and z axis?
yes shortest distance to z axis = sqrt(x^2 + y ^2) yes shortest distance to y axis = sqrt(x^2 + z ^2) By following the pattern im sure you can determine the forumula for x axis all im doing it doing pythagrous by the way
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