February 21, 2017

Homework Help: calculus

Posted by kyle on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 10:47pm.

Find the point on the curve y=x^(1/2) that is a minimum distance from the point (4,0).

My book says you use the distance formula.

Then you let L = D^2 because the minimum value of D^2 will occur at the same value of x as the minimum value of D.

What is L, though.

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