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You need to use the following formula that helps you to evaluate the distance from a point `A(x_A,y_A)` to a line `ax + by + c = 0` , such that:
`d = |ax_A + by_A + c|/(sqrt(a^2 + b^2))`
The problem provides the distance `d = 2` from origin point `(0,0)` , to the line `5x + 12y - a = 0` , such that:
`2 = |5*0 + 12*0 - a|/(sqrt(5^2 + 12^2))`
`2 = |-a|/sqrt(25+144) => 2 = |a|/sqrt169 => |a| = 2*13 = 26`
Using the absolute value definition yields:
`|x| = t => x = +-t`
By definition, yields:
`|a| = 26 => a = +-26`
Hence, evaluating the constant term `a` , under the given conditions, yields `a = +-26` .
Let `P(x_1,y_1)` be point and `ax+by+c=0` be the given line.Then `+-d=(ax_1+by_1+c)/sqrt(a^2+b^2)` be the distace from P to the line.
5x+12y-a=0 and point be (0,0) ,distace is 2 unit.
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