# Help with a weird problem

• Mar 29th 2010, 06:27 PM
FreaKariDunk
Help with a weird problem
Find the distance between lines...?

(x-1)/2 = (y-3)/5= (z-1)/3) and (x-2)/4 = (y+2)/2 = (z+2)/3
• Mar 29th 2010, 08:31 PM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by FreaKariDunk
Find the distance between lines...?

(x-1)/2 = (y-3)/5= (z-1)/3) and (x-2)/4 = (y+2)/2 = (z+2)/3

Let A and B be the two points on each line such that the vector AB is perpendicular to each line. Find the coordinates of A and B and then use the distance formula to get the distance between them.
• Mar 30th 2010, 06:47 AM
FreaKariDunk
Quote:

Originally Posted by mr fantastic
Let A and B be the two points on each line such that the vector AB is perpendicular to each line. Find the coordinates of A and B and then use the distance formula to get the distance between them.

Is a point any part of the equation that is equal? Or is it the whole thing? I dont understand what exactly the equations are for.

Thanks.
• Mar 31st 2010, 12:45 AM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by FreaKariDunk
Is a point any part of the equation that is equal? Or is it the whole thing? I dont understand what exactly the equations are for.

Thanks.

I have no idea what you're asking but I suggest you go back and review your class notes and textbook on lines before making further attempts on this question.