Find the point on the line x+y− 2 = 0 that is closest to the point (-2, 5)

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- June 13th 2013, 12:46 PMbiggerleaffanFinding point on a line closest to another line
Find the point on the line *x*+*y*− 2 = 0 that is closest to the point (-2, 5) - June 13th 2013, 12:49 PMMarkFLRe: Finding point on a line closest to another line
What you want is the intersection of the line perpendicular to the given line which passes through the given point. Can you proceed?

- June 13th 2013, 01:02 PMbiggerleaffanRe: Finding point on a line closest to another line
So a line orthogonal to x + y - 2 = 0?

- June 13th 2013, 01:10 PMPlatoRe: Finding point on a line closest to another line
- June 13th 2013, 01:32 PMbiggerleaffanRe: Finding point on a line closest to another line
- June 13th 2013, 01:54 PMPlatoRe: Finding point on a line closest to another line
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