Application of maxima and minima

• Mar 2nd 2011, 07:03 PM
jam2011
Application of maxima and minima
Is my illustration correct? How do I start this problem? What formula do I need to use? Please consider to answer this problem because I don’t know how to start .
• Mar 3rd 2011, 08:16 AM
FernandoRevilla
Suppose the corner is at $(0,0)$ and the end points of the log $P,Q$ are in the lines $y=8$ and $x=4$. Consider the family of lines $y=mx$ passing through $(0,0)$ . Find the points $P,Q$ and the minimum of $f(m)=d(P,Q)$.
• Mar 6th 2011, 11:21 PM
jam2011