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    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 donít know how to start .
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    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).
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    please help me to continue solving this because I'm stuck her. I'm also confused in solving derivatives .thanks in advance....
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    Find the derivative of L(x)
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    i think we have to simplify first the radicand before taking the derivative
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