distance = 6

9-3 = 6

it's the difference in x values

try sketching it. Plot the point and line. IF you look at the graph, even a rough sketch, it will be more obvious.

distance = 6

9-3 = 6

it's the difference in x values

try sketching it. Plot the point and line. IF you look at the graph, even a rough sketch, it will be more obvious.

The line is vertical, so the shortest distance from the point to the line is the difference in the x coordinate of the point and the x value of the line.

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