# Determine on what side of a line my current position is at, no matter orientation

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## How do you determine which side of a line a point is on?

**Using the equation of the line ab, get the x-coordinate on the line at the same y-coordinate as the point to be sorted.**

- If point’s x > line’s x, the point is to the right of the line.
- If point’s x < line's x, the point is to the left of the line.
- If point’s x == line’s x, the point is on the line.

## How do you check if two points are on the same side of a line?

If value obtained by putting both the points in line are 0, then we can say that points lies on the line itself, but **if the values are not zero and both are of same sign, then we can say that point lies on same side of the line**, and if the values so obtained are of different sign then both the points lies on the

## How do you check if a point is above or below a line?

**If the line equation is y=ax+b and the coordinates of a point is (x0,y0) then compare y0 and ax0+b**, for example if y0>ax0+b then the point is above the line, etc.

## How do you determine if a point is between two points?

**The simplest is as follows.**

- if (x-x1)/(x2-x1) = (y-y1)/(y2-y1) = alpha (a constant), then the point C(x,y) will lie on the line between pts 1 & 2.
- If alpha < 0.0, then C is exterior to point 1.
- If alpha > 1.0, then C is exterior to point 2.
- Finally if alpha = [0,1.0], then C is interior to 1 & 2.

## What is side of a line?

Side in Math

Lines and points make up **all the flat shapes we see, like squares, rectangles, and triangles**.

## How do you find the location of a point on a number line?

Step 1: Identify the point given on the number line. The point on the number line is -10. Step 2: **Find the point to the right of point x by adding the length of the segment to x** . −10+8=−2 − 10 + 8 = − 2 One possible location of point B is -2.

## What does it mean when two points are on the same line?

Points that are on the same line are called **collinear points**. A line is defined by two points and is written as shown below with an arrowhead. Two lines that meet in a point are called intersecting lines.

## How do you find the difference between two points on a line?

Distance between two points is the length of the line segment that connects the two points in a plane. The formula to find the distance between the two points is usually given by **d=√((x _{2} – x_{1})² + (y_{2} – y_{1})²)**.

## What is it called when two points lie on the same line?

Collinear points are the points that lie on the same straight line or in a single line.

## How do you identify a point on a graph?

Each point can be identified **by an ordered pair of numbers**; that is, a number on the x-axis called an x-coordinate, and a number on the y-axis called a y-coordinate. Ordered pairs are written in parentheses (x-coordinate, y-coordinate). The origin is located at (0,0).

## Which way is a line positive?

Note that when a line has a positive slope it goes **up left to right**. Note that when a line has a negative slope it goes down left to right. Note that when a line is horizontal the slope is 0. Note that when the line is vertical the slope is undefined.

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