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    Ellipses and Optimization Distances

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    Find the point on the ellipse x^2 + y^2/4 =1 closest to the point (5,7).

    The minimum distance is achieved at (x*, y*) = (___,___ )

    This minimum distance D* = ___

    P.S.- The answer is not (0.4) and min distance of 7.0711

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    Solution Summary

    This solution explains how to solve the given problem involving finding points on an ellipse.