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How would we find the (shortest) distance between a plane and a point (which does not lie on the plane)? Do we have to find a vector orthogonal to the plane which passes through the point and find the distance of that? That seems like a long way while the question seems like it wouldn't be so long.
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Yes, that is the shortest distance. A vector normal to the plane that passes through the point.
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it would be easier to find the component of the vector from a point on the plane to the point which is perpendicular to the plane.
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