# Find the point on the line, closest to a point

• Jul 14th 2009, 03:26 PM
mant1s
Find the point on the line, closest to a point
Hi All,

Could anyone lead me in the right direction with this problem? I feel it's been poorly explained from class.

Code:

 Find the point on the line -5x + 3y - 1 = 0, which is closest to the point (3,2).
Any help is appreciated!

Thank you
• Jul 14th 2009, 03:33 PM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by mant1s
Hi All,

Could anyone lead me in the right direction with this problem? I feel it's been poorly explained from class.

Code:

 Find the point on the line -5x + 3y - 1 = 0, which is closest to the point (3,2).
Any help is appreciated!

Thank you

See post #3 here: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...oint-line.html
• Jul 14th 2009, 04:26 PM
mant1s
Hey Thanks!
• Jul 14th 2009, 05:41 PM
Plato
Quote:

Originally Posted by mant1s
Could anyone lead me in the right direction with this problem? I feel it's been poorly explained from class.
Code:

Find the point on the line -5x + 3y - 1 = 0, which is closest to the point (3,2).

Find the point of intersection of the line $\displaystyle (y-2)=\frac{-3}{5} (x-3)$ with your line.