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Minimizing Perimeter of a Fence and Finding the Nearest Point on a Line

1. A rancher wishes to fence in a rectangular corral enclosing 1300 sq yards and must divide it in half with a fence down the middle. If the perimeter fence costs $5 per yard and the fence down the middle costs $3 per yard, determine the dimensions of the corral so that the fencing cost will be as small as possible.

2. Find the point on the line y=2x-3 that is nearest to the origin.

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