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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?

 Apr 24, 2021
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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

 

cool cool cool

 Apr 24, 2021

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