# Distance between two lines

1. Sep 8, 2008

### duki

Hey everyone,

Is there a formula for finding the distance between two slopes (sort of like a sideways trapezoid) ?

2. Sep 8, 2008

### Dick

Well, there's trigonometry.

3. Sep 8, 2008

### rootX

Depends upon whether they are in Cartesian co-ordinates, or just the lengths are given (geometrical problem): so go with dick's in this case.

No, there is general formula (excluding cartesian).

And, you should not use "slopes" in this case (It would hurt later when you start calculus).

4. Sep 8, 2008

### duki

Ok thanks for the tips.