what is the perpendicular distance of a point(-2,-3)from the y-axis

Asked by my3shyll | 26th Jul, 2015, 10:59: AM

Expert Answer:

L e t space P left parenthesis x comma y right parenthesis space b e space a space p o i n t space i n space t h e space X Y space c a r t e s i a n space p l a n e. I n space c a r t e s i a n space p l a n e comma space x space c o o r d i n a t e space o f space t h e space p o i n t space i s space c a l l e d space a b s c i s s a space a n d space y space c o o r d i n a t e space o f space t h e space p o i n t space i s space c a l l e d space o r d i n a t e. A b s c i s s a space i s space t h e space p e r p e n d i c u l a r space d i s tan c e space o f space t h e space p o i n t space f r o m space y space a x i s space a n d space O r d i n a t e i s space t h e space p e r p e n d i c u l a r space d i s tan c e space o f space t h e space p o i n t space f r o m space x space a x i s. G i v e n space p o i n t space i s space P open parentheses negative 2 comma negative 3 close parentheses. T h u s comma space t h e space p e r p e n d i c u l a r space d i s tan c e space o f space t h e space p o i n t space P open parentheses negative 2 comma negative 3 close parentheses space f r o m space t h e space y minus a x i s space i s space t h e space a b s c i s s a space o f space t h e space p o i n t space P. P e r p e n d i c u l a r space d i s tan c e space o f space t h e space p o i n t space P space f r o m space t h e space y minus a x i s space i s space minus 2.

Answered by Vimala Ramamurthy | 26th Jul, 2015, 12:11: PM