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# Solution: Find the minimum distance from the point (4, 2) to the parabola y^2=8x

#### Problem Statement: ECE Board April 1999

Find the minimum distance from the point (4, 2) to the parabola y^2=8x.

• A. 4โ3
• B. 2โ2
• C. โ3
• D. 2โ3

The minimum distance from the point (4, 2) to the parabola is 2โ2

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