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Find the coordinates of the point ##P(x,y)## on the curve ##y = \sqrt{x}## that is closest to the point ##(4,0)##.

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3. The attempt at a solution

The derivative is ##y'(x) = \frac{1}{2\sqrt{x}}##. Do I then find the tangent line to ##y = \sqrt{x}##. A little help would be great!!!

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# Homework Help: Finding a Coordinate

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