Point-Line Distance

The distance from a point, P, to a line, r, is the smallest distance from the point to one of the infinite points on the line.

This distance corresponds to the perpendicular line from the point to the line.

Point-Line Distance

Point-Line Distance Formula

Examples

1. Determine the distance from the point P = (1, 3, −2) to the linePoint-Line Distance Example.

Point-Line Distance Operations

Vector Product

Point-Line Distance Calculations

Point-Line Distance Solution


2. Determine the distance from the point P = (1, 2, 3) to the linePoint-Line Distance Example.

Point-Line Distance Exercise

Vector Product

Point-Line Distance Operations

Point-Line Distance Solution