1. ## Line Segment Distance

Hey guys. I am having extreme dificulty on this question. I am wondering if anyone knows how to go about this, seems some what too difficult for me:

"IF we have two points 'A' and 'B' which are on opposite sides of a straight line 'M'. Locate a point 'X' on 'M' where the difference betwween |AX| and |BX| is a maximum."

2. Furnis1,

Do not double post. Stay with the one in Urgent Homework Help and keep it active until you're satisfied with the responses.

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3. Originally Posted by furnis1
Hey guys. I am having extreme dificulty on this question. I am wondering if anyone knows how to go about this, seems some what too difficult for me:

"IF we have two points 'A' and 'B' which are on opposite sides of a straight line 'M'. Locate a point 'X' on 'M' where the difference betwween |AX| and |BX| is a maximum."
Simple.Point X will be point of intersection of AB and the given line.
Consider triangle inequality
||AX|-|BX||<=|AB
Equality occurs when A,X,B are collinear