Find the coordinates of the point on the y axis which is nearest to the point (-2,5)

Dear Student,

On the y-axis, the x-coordinate is 0. The shortest distance between a point and a line is the perpendicular distance. So, the y-coordinate of the point nearest to (-2,5) is 5. Thus, the required point is (0,5).

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It has to have coordinates X=0(on the y axis) y=5(along perpendicular line from y axis to point) The point is P(0,5)
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