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Find the point on the line -3x+5y-5=0 which is closest to the point (-4,0). Please Help!

asked by Anonymous
  1. the slope of the given line is 3/5.

    So, you want a perpendicular line through (-4,0). That line will be

    y = -5/3 (x+4)

    The two lines intersect at (-115/34,-35/34)

    Now just find the distance between those two points

    posted by Steve

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