# Optimizing the proximity.

Calculus Level 3

A helicopter is flying along the curve given by $$y=x^{2}+7$$. A soldier placed at $$(3,7)$$ wants to shoot down the helicopter. He would find it feasible to do so when It is closest to him. Find this closest distance. If your answer is $$a$$ , enter the value of $$a^{2}$$ in the answer box.

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