(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Find the minimum distance from the origin to the curve y = e^x.

2. Relevant equations

Distance Formula

3. The attempt at a solution

http://carlodm.com/calc/prob6.jpg [Broken]

5-6 bright Calculus kids in my high school grappled with this problem and we couldn't find an answer.

Can anyone verify my solution? To simplify calculations, I minimized the inner quantity (underneath the square root of the Distance Formula). I feel, though, that this may have changed the answer. Answers are so close that I may have made a mistake.

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# Homework Help: Optimization - Finding Minimum Between (0,0) and e^x

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