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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreaKariDunk View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreaKariDunk View Post
    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.

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    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.
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