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Please forgive me if it's in the wrong sub-forum because don't know where to place it.

I need help solving this problem it's chapter 1 and in our class we are already in chapter 5 so I might sound like a fool asking the teacher about it, I was revising and decided to do some questions then I stumbled on this question and got stuck.

Q.The coordinates of the points A and B are (2,3) and (4,-3) respectively,coordinates of P is (2+2t,3-t)

1.Find the values of t such that the length of AP is 5 units.

2. Find the value of t such that OP is perpendicular to l (where O is the origin). Hence, find the length of the perpendicular from O to l.

Just in case here are the answers 1. sqrt5 or -sqrt5 2. t= (-1/5,8/5 sqrt5)

I know in the first I should use the distance formula but I'm not getting the right answer.

I'm sorry if I sound too demanding.