How to Find the Distance Between a Point & a Line

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The equation for a line is y = -3x + 4. What is the slope?

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1. The equation of a line is given as y = -3x + 4. Comparing this to the ax + by + c = 0 form, what are 'a', 'b' and 'c'?

2. If y = -3x + 4, which of the following equations is correct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet gives you the chance to test out your ability to calculate the distance between a point and a line. You'll find questions involving example problems and relevant equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet contains problems involving:

  • Finding slope
  • Equation form
  • Matching lines to equations
  • Finding the distance from a point to a line

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving slope and the distance from a point to a line
  • Making connections - use your understanding to match a given line with the corresponding equation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding relevant equations and formulas

Additional Learning

To further study this mathematical operation, you can review the corresponding lesson, How to Find the Distance Between a Point & a Line. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with slope-intercept form
  • Examine the function of perpendicular lines
  • Learn about the distance equation and slope-point form
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