If the distance from the point (5,k) to the line 5x - 12y + 8 = 0 is 15, find k. THanks
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Originally Posted by Mr_Green If the distance from the point (5,k) to the line 5x - 12y + 8 = 0 is 15, find k. THanks The distance from this point to this line is: $\displaystyle \frac{| 5(5) - 12 (k)-8|}{\sqrt{5^2+12^2}} = 15$. Now solve.
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