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# The minimum distance from the point (4, 2) to the parabola y2 = 8x isOptionsa)√2b)2√2c)3√2d)4√2Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer? Related Test: JEE Main Mock - 5 (Previous Pattern)

## JEE Question Omprakash Nain Mar 06, 2021
Min distance will be along normal. You can find a general equation of normal using derivatives.
put values x=4 and y=2 in equation of normal you will find a point on parabola. Now find its distance from given point that is your answer.

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