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Need a quickie algorithm

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Hey all, I need a quickie algorithm-- I had this algorithm in the past, but destroyed my source code at some point. Now I don''t remember how I did it!!! I''m looking for the distance from a point to an infinite line. So, for instance, I''d have a point defined by POINT and a line defined by two POINTs, and I need to get the distance from the point to the line. It doesn''t need to clip at the endpoints or anything-- just the distance from the specified point to the specified line (whose slope and position is defined by two points). Essentially, I need the length of a line segment that is perpendicular to the line, and has one endpoint on the line, and one endpoint at my specified point. Thanks in advance! Goodlife

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