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.