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    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.

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

    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by mant1s View Post
    Hi All,

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

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by mant1s View Post
    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 (y-2)=\frac{-3}{5} (x-3) with your line.
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