1. ## Optimization

Find the minimum distance from the parabola
to the point {(0,-3)}

2. ## 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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3. ## Re: Optimization

sorry i still really dont know how to post things really yet