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Best Answer Yoruichi-san, 29 June 2014 - 09:07 PM

The height of point P, i.e. the distance between P and D.

 

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#11 BMAD

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 06:24 PM

I got the same figure.

But, with plasmid, I don't know where the cables are.

 

Assumption (from post 1): We are to minimize PA + PB + P

 

yes. PA + PB + PC = L

 

 

Spoiler for Corrected using mathematica

I am not sure what 1.407 is referring to but i get a different answer.


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:07 PM   Best Answer

The height of point P, i.e. the distance between P and D.

 

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:25 PM

I get the same result as bonanova and Yoruichi-san.

 

Wanting to avoid algebraic errors, I asked Wolfram Alpha:

 

http://www.wolframal...+5-x&lk=4&num=5


Edited by harey, 30 June 2014 - 03:27 PM.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:31 PM

The height of point P, i.e. the distance between P and D.

 

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I see the issue, I was looking for L the total minimal length of PA,PB,PC while you found the length of DP.  Nice job.


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