Thread: Hw4 q4
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:44 AM
jmknapp jmknapp is offline
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Default Re: Hw4 q4

I don't think (y1+y2)/(x1+x2) is valid, i.e., not the best choice for the line a*x. Maybe 1/2*(y1/x1 + y2/x2) is close but is it correct?

Seems like the way to go is to get a formula for the distance function (squared distance) and then minimize it. The answer from that process differs from 1/2*(y1/x1 + y2/x2).

EDIT: Prof. Mostafa posted while I was checking that result.
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