Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 7:55pm.
Can some one please explain to me how to do this???
You are walking across a field to get to a hiking path. Use the graph below to find the shortest distance you can walk to reach the path. Explain how you know you have the shortest distance.
In the graph, the point where you are at is (60,100)
the path forms a line connected by two lines,
(25,10) and (50,0)
the x axis goes by 10's and the y axis goes up by 20's.

Urgent! MATH  bobpursley, Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8:00pm
from where you are, draw a perpendicular to the line.

Urgent! MATH  Anonymous, Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8:01pm
Okay... I did, now where should I go from here?

Urgent! MATH  Reiny, Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10:31am
If P(p,q) is a point not on the line
Ax + By + C = 0 , then the shortest distance from P to the line is
Ap + Bq + C/√(A^2 + B^2)
so find the equation of the line in the above form, then apply the formula
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