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Compute the distance from the point to each line or point described below.  

  1. The line .

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

  1. The line .

    See part (a).

  1. The point .

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

  1. The point .

    See part (c).