We are given the coordinates of the point as ( 2 , 5) and the equation of the line is 3x + 4y = 11 or 3x + 4y - 11 = 0.

Now the relation for calculating the distance d of a point (x1, y1) from the line ax+by +c = 0, is:

d = |ax1+by1+c|/ sqrt (a^2+b^2)

Substituting the values we have

d = | 3*2 + 5* 4 - 11| / sqrt ( 3^2 + 4^2)

=> d = | 6 + 20 -11| / sqrt 25

=> d = 15 / 5

=> d = 3

**Therefore the required distance is 3.**

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