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    Find the point on the graph of the equation y^2 = 4x that is closest to the point (2,1).

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    the distance of a point on y^2 = 4x to the point (2,1)
    s = sqrt{(x-20^2 + (y-1)^2}

    Square of the distance
    => f = s^2 = ((y^2/4) - 2)^2 ...

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