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Find the distance between the line x=3t-1, y=2-t, z=t and the point (2,0,-5)

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

So I'm assuming I need to use the formula D=[ax+by+cz+d]/root(a^2+b^2+c^2) and I'm guessing I need to use (3,-1,1), extracted from the parametric line equation as the parallel vector, and possibly also the point (-1,2,0), extracted from the same. But not sure how to proceed??

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# Homework Help: Distance from a 3 space line

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