Hello, JohnDoe!

Your game plan is excellent.

It can be solved without a calculator,

. . but it takes aof Algebra . . .lot

Locate so that is a minimum.

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In , Law of Cosines:

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We have: .

Andis the function we must minimize.that

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I'll start it off . . .

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Square: .

. . and so on . . .

But check my work . . .please!

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