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julian

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## Main Question or Discussion Point

It is well known that:

The shortest distance from a point to a line is the length of the line segment which is perpendicular to the line and joins to the point.

Who first proved this? How far back in time does it go?

The shortest distance from a point to a line is the length of the line segment which is perpendicular to the line and joins to the point.

Who first proved this? How far back in time does it go?