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 Mar 10 awarded Notable Question Jan 23 awarded Popular Question Jan 5 awarded Popular Question Sep 11 accepted Growth rate of $n^2$ vs $(\log_3(n))^3$ Sep 11 asked Growth rate of $n^2$ vs $(\log_3(n))^3$ Nov 4 accepted How to find the shortest distance from a line given in polar coordinates and a point given in Cartesian coordinates? Nov 3 awarded Editor Nov 3 revised How to find the shortest distance from a line given in polar coordinates and a point given in Cartesian coordinates? Clarification on the definition of the line. Nov 3 comment How to find the shortest distance from a line given in polar coordinates and a point given in Cartesian coordinates? Ah, now I see what you're saying. It also defines a line though where the point given by rho = 2, theta = 30 degrees is the closest point of that line to the origin. In other words, the line is defined as passing through this point with the line from the origin to the point being perpendicular to the line. Make sense? Nov 3 comment How to find the shortest distance from a line given in polar coordinates and a point given in Cartesian coordinates? I'm not sure I understand. How is my (x, y) coordinates for the point in polar coordinates? Also, I know that a line through the origin would not specify a rho, but the example I'm giving is not one with a line through the origin. Nov 3 asked How to find the shortest distance from a line given in polar coordinates and a point given in Cartesian coordinates? Sep 28 awarded Scholar Sep 28 accepted How to convert the equation of a line from polar to standard form? Sep 24 awarded Student Sep 24 asked How to convert the equation of a line from polar to standard form?