Find the shortest distance from the point (0,1,6) to the line that passes through the two points (-1,1,4) and (1,0,5). \ am not sure what equation to use? ?
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Originally Posted by Tweety Find the shortest distance from the point (0,1,6) to the line that passes through the two points (-1,1,4) and (1,0,5). If $\ell: P+tD$ is a line and $X$ is a point the the distance from the point to the line is: $D(\ell;X)=\dfrac{\|\overrightarrow {PX}\times D\|}{\|D\|}$
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