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Shortest Distance between a Point and a Line

(lyrics created by the grade 10 class of 2013)

to the tune of “Summer Time” from High School Musical 2


What time is it? Math Train time

Lets find the distance

Between the point and the line

Math’s here, scream and cheer!


First thing we will find

is the perpendicular slope

The negative


If you can do this, then there’s hope

Substitute the coordinates

To find the value of “b”

Just do this fine

Then there is time

for fun for math and me

Write the new equation, then substitute and solve

We’ve found the point of intersection, x and y


Find the distance

With persistence

then you are done this question

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