Is there a pre-defined function in mathematica to get the distance from a point to a line? plotting geometry. Share. Improve this question. Follow asked May 6 '16 at 13:08. Dean Dean. 133 5 5 bronze badges $\endgroup$ 3 $\begingroup$ This answer is related.

Shortest distance between a Line and a Point in a 3-D plane. Consider a point C and a line that passes through A and B as shown in the below figure. Now Consider the vectors, AB and AC and the shortest distance as CD. The Shortest Distance is always the perpendicular distance. The point D is taken on AB such that CD is perpendicular to AB.

Finding the shortest distance between two skew lines : L1: r 1 = a 1 + l v 1 L2: r 2 = a 2 + l v 2 Suppose that P & Q are the points on L 1 and L 2 respectively, so that PQ is the shortest distance. P Q Therefore PQ is perpendicular to L 1 and L 2 ( v 1 & v 2 ) PQ is parallel to 𝐧 = 𝐯 1 × 𝐯 2 Shortest/Perpendicular Distance between ...The shortest distance from a point to a line. Hi Carly, The line 5x + 6y = 30 can be rewritten. y = - 5 / 6 x + 5. So its slope is - 5 / 6 and hence a line perpendicular to it has slope 6 / 5. Hence the line through (-15, 2.5) and perpendicular to the line you were given is.