Wednesday

July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014

Posted by **Morgan** on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 2:08pm.

- Calculus -
**Steve**, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 3:13pmA line from (5,2) perpendicular to the curve will have the shortest distance to the curve.

The slope of the graph is -4/3, so the normal has slope 3/4

So, now you have a point and a slope, so the perpendicular line through (5,2) is

y-2 = 3/4 (x-5)

y = 3/4 x - 7/4

These two lines intersect at (37/25,-16/25)

- Calculus -
**Morgan**, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 3:23pmThank you for your help!

**Related Questions**

Calculus - Find the point on the line 6x + y = 9 that is closest to the point (-...

Calculus - Find the point on the line -3x+5y-5=0 which is closest to the point...

Calculus-Applied Optimization Problem: - Find the point on the line 6x + 3y-3 =...

Calculus - Find the point on the line -4x+7y+3=0 which is closest to the point(-...

Calculus - Find the point on the line -6 x + 5 y - 1 =0 which is closest to the ...

Calculus - Find the point on the line 2x+7y-6=0 which is closest to the point (-...

Calculus - Find the point on the line -3 x + y + 4 =0 which is closest to the ...

Calculus - Find the point on the line -3 x + y - 4 =0 which is closest to the ...

Calculus - Find the point on the line 3 x + y - 5 =0 which is closest to the ...

Optimization - Calculus - Find the point closest to the line sqroot(X+1) from ...