• anonymous
You are given point (1,2). f(x) = 0.199445983x^2 - 3.789473684x + 19 f'(x) = 0.398891966x - 3.789473684 You also know (0,19), (9.5,1) <-- this is the vertex. This graph has the domain 0≤ x ≤ 9.5 Find the point on the curve that when joined to a line segment with this outside point (1,2), is the minimum distance that point could be away from the curve.
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  • anonymous
Refer to attached plot of your equations. From the text of your problem and looking at the plot, I don't see where your line, colored red, has anything to do with a solution. A line drawn through (1,2) at about 45 degrees with the x axis would intersect the curve near the point (4,7). A line drawn perpendicular to that line and passing through point (1,2) would meet the conditions stated in your problem. Of course I could be wrong.
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