Hey guys, I have 2 quick questions here on linear algebra.

1) Find the slope-intercept equation of the line that passes through the intercepts of

and

I'm lost on the wording I guess, these two parabolas do not intercept the x-axis at all, and the line that passes through both the y intercepts would just be the y-axis?

Also, I thought maybe it meant throught the 2 points that the parabolas intersect each other, but that's just the line

I must just be making this too hard on myself. :/

Secondly, I have;

2) Given point

and line

, find the shortest distance from point A to the line.

Don't I need the closest point on the line to the point to find the shortest distance? Or should I just leave my distance in terms of the x and y in the linear equation?