Normal is drawn at a variable point 'P' of an ellipse $\displaystyle

\frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1

$

Find the maximum distance of the normal from the centre of the ellipse

- May 3rd 2009, 10:47 PMzorroFind the maximum distance of the normal from the centre of the ellipse
Normal is drawn at a variable point 'P' of an ellipse $\displaystyle

\frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1

$

Find the maximum distance of the normal from the centre of the ellipse