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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 12:57am.

An oil refinery is located 1 km north of the north bank of a straight river that is 3 km wide. A pipeline is to be constructed from the refinery to storage tanks located on the south bank of the river 8 km east of the refinery. The cost of laying pipe is $500,000/km over land to a point P on the north bank and $1,000,000/km under the river to the tanks. To minimize the cost of the pipeline, how far downriver from the refinery should the point P be located?

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