Posted by **Sophie** on Monday, June 1, 2009 at 10:50pm.

Find the distance between P(-4,3) and the line with equation: 2x - 5y = -7

a. (14√29)/29

b. 0

c. (-16√29)/29

d. (16√29)/29

I got C but would it be positive, like D?

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**Reiny**, Monday, June 1, 2009 at 11:01pm
You are finding distance, so it would be the absolute value, namely D

Are you using the method

for a point (p,q) to the line Ax + By + C = 0

distance = │Ap + Bq + C│/√(A^2+B^2) ?

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**Sophie**, Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 2:03am
oh okay, thought so

thanks!

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