Lesson: Distance between Parallel Lines
In this lesson, we will learn how to find the distance between any two parallel lines in the coordinate plane given their equations.
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Worksheet: 11 Questions • 1 Video
Find the shortest distance between the two parallel lines with equations and .
The distance between two parallel lines is . If a third line is perpendicuar to both these lines, and intersects them at the points and , find all possible values of .
What is the slope of any line that is perpendicular to lines A and B?
The point is on line A. Find the coordinates of the point on line B that is closest to .
Hence, find the shortest distance between lines A and B. Give an exact answer.