Minimum value

Example. 

For any complex number z, the minimum value of |z|+|z-2i| is:

a) 0

b) 1

c) 2

d) none of these.

Solution.

We have for z \in C, |2i|=|z+(2i-z)|\leq |z|+|2i-z|

\Longrightarrow 2 \leq |z|+|z-2i|

Thus, the required minimum value is 2 and it is attained for any z lying on the segment joining z=0 and z=2i.

Answer. Option C.

More later,

Nalin Pithwa

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