find the point on the line y=x+1 that is closest to the point (4,1)...do i have to create the table , then sketch the graph and find out by observing or i can find it with another way?
1. find the line perpendicular to y=x+1 that passes through the point (4,1)
2. determine the point of intersection of y=x+1 and the perpendicular line found in step 1.
3. use the distance formula to find the distance between (4,1) and the point found in step 2.