Solution: Find the minimum distance from the point (4, 2) to the parabola y^2 = 8x

Find the minimum distance from the point (4, 2) to the parabola y^2 = 8x. How to find the minimum distance from the given point to the parabola?

Find the minimum distance from the point (4, 2) to the parabola y^2 = 8x.

Problem Statement: ECE Board April 1999

Find the minimum distance from the point (4, 2) to the parabola y^2 = 8x.
  • A. 4√3
  • B. 2√2
  • C. √3
  • D. 2√3

Problem Answer:

The minimum distance from the point (4, 2) to the parabola is 2√2

Solution:

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