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.