# Month: May 2021

## Distance from a Point to a Line in Space

(A new question of the week) Among many interesting recent questions we have one about vectors and equations in three dimensions. We’ll see four different ways to find the distance from a point to a line, proving two formulas and catching some of the errors one can make along the way. We’ll also see a …

## Dividing Fractions: Why Invert and Multiply?

Last week, we looked at how to visualize division of fractions; in the process, we saw that you can multiply the first fraction (dividend) by the reciprocal of the second (divisor): “invert and multiply”. Here I want to look at a few of the many times we have been asked how to do it or …