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10-62.

Compute the distance from the point $(4, 10)$ to each line or point described below.

1. The line $x = - 4$.

Sketch this situation. The shortest distance is perpendicular to the line.

1. The line $y = 7$.

See part (a).

1. The point $( 3,7 )$.

Use the distance formula or sketch the two points, create a 'slope triangle' and use the Pythagorean Theorem.

1. The point $( 5 , - 4 )$.

See part (c).