# distance

## 230 Distance from truss member to truss joint

**Problem 230**

For the truss shown in Fig. P-230, compute the perpendicular distance from E and from G to the line BD. Hint: Imagine a force F directed along BD and compute its moment in terms of its components about E and about G. Then equate these results to the definition of moment M = Fd to compute the required perpendicular distances.

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## 50 - 52 Nearest distance from a given point to a given curve

**Problem 50**

Find the shortest distance from the point (4, 2) to the ellipse x^{2} + 3y^{2} = 12.

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## 48 - 49 Shortest distance from a point to a curve by maxima and minima

**Problem 48**

Find the shortest distance from the point (5, 0) to the curve 2y^{2} = x^{3}.

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