Given a point (a,b) with 0 < b < a, determine the minimum perimeter of a triangle with one vertex at (a,b), one on the x-axis, and one on the line y=x.
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Hello, RubyRed!
Who assigned this? . . . It is an ugly problem!
Given a point with ,
determine the minimum perimeter of a triangle with one vertex at ,
one on the x-axis, and one on the lineCode:| * | * | R * | (y,y)o | * * * | * * * P | * * o(a,b) | * * * | * * * - + - - - - - - - - o - - - - - | (x,0) | Q
Let be on the x-axis.
Let be on the line
Then: .
. .
. .
And now solve the system: .
Good luck!