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In the x-y coordinate plane, what is the minimum distance between a point on line L and a point on line M?
(1) The absolute value of the difference between the y-intercepts of the two lines is 4.
(2) The absolute values of the slopes of the two lines are both equal to 2.
(A) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
(B) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
(C) BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
(D) EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
(E) Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked, and additional data are needed.