Is this a problem in mathematica?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg74615] Is this a problem in mathematica?*From*: traz <t_raz at yahoo.com>*Date*: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 01:44:58 -0500 (EST)

Let's say I wanna solve this problem: Determine point(s) on y = x^2 +1 that are closest to (0,2). So in mathematica: minDist = (x - 0)^2 + (y - 2)^2; Minimize[minDist, y == 1 + x^2, {x, y}] Output will give you: x -> -1/Sqrt[2], y -> 3/2 but x also has another answer: +1/Sqrt[2]. Is this a problem in mathematica or can my code be changed to output the other value of x for the minimum distance?

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