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What is the value of k if point P(k, k sqrt(3)) is 4 units from the line 5x+8y=17?

Jun 10, 2021

The distance between a point $P=(x_0,y_0)$ and the line $L: ax+by+c = 0$ is $\frac{|ax_0+by_0+c|}{\sqrt{a^2+b^2}}$.