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    Shortest distance between two lines

    How do I find the shortest distance between the two lines

    (x, y, z) = (-2, -1, - 4) + t(1, 1, -1)

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    (x,yz)=(−1−11)+t(31−2)
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    Quote Originally Posted by melissa727 View Post
    How do I find the shortest distance between the two lines (x, y, z) = (-2, -1, - 4) + t(1, 1, -1)
    and
    (x,yz)=(−1−11)+t(31−2)
    Find the distance between the point (-2,-1,-4) and the plane that contains the point (-1,-1,1) with normal <1,1,-1>\times <3,1,-2>.
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