Let be a point on the graph of equation, (x-94)^2 + (y-49)^2 = 44^2. What is the shortest possible distance between P and the x-axis?
This is a circle with a radius of 44 and a center of ( 94, 94)
Let P be the minimum value of y on the circle.....this will be (94, 94 - 44) = (94, 50)
So.....the shortest distance between P and the x axis = 50
See the graph here : https://www.desmos.com/calculator/lrlybkfuyp