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# What is the least possible distance between a point on the

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What is the least possible distance between a point on the [#permalink]  06 Sep 2008, 07:30
What is the least possible distance between a point on the circle x^2 + y^2 = 1 and a point on the line y = \frac{3}{4}x - 3 ?

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* 1.4
* \sqrt{2}
* 1.7
* \sqrt{3}
* 2.0

Although I was able to get correct answer it took me lot of time. Can someone explain shorter route
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Re: Distance between circle and line [#permalink]  06 Sep 2008, 07:44
Here's a nice discussion:
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Re: Distance between circle and line [#permalink]  06 Sep 2008, 11:23
zoinnk wrote:
Here's a nice discussion:
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good discussion!!!
really a good question
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