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Find the point on the curve y=√(4x) that is closest the the point (3,0)

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Find the point on the curve y=√(4x) that is closest the the point (3,0)


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I don't even know where to start.
 

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What's the distance between (x,sqrt(4x)) and (3,0)?
 
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It wasnt given. The only thing given was the point, and the equation.
 
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It wasnt given. The only thing given was the point, and the equation.
No, no. In general, what's the distance between two points (a,b) and (c,d)? Use a general distance formula. You don't have to be given the formula.
 
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