# Optimization

• Apr 22nd 2013, 10:06 AM
gbaby91
Optimization
Find the minimum distance from the parabola to the point {(0,-3)}
• Apr 22nd 2013, 10:08 AM
dokrbb
Re: Optimization
you should post in the appropriate thread first, ;)

and the formula for distance is $\sqrt{{(x_2 - x_1)}^{2} + {(y_2 - y_1)}^{2}}$, you already have the values for $x_2 , y_2$,

you just have to play a little bit with your initial formula to get x_1 and y_1,

dokrbb
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• Apr 22nd 2013, 10:17 AM
gbaby91
Re: Optimization
sorry i still really dont know how to post things really yet