Question: Taxi cab metric



Population at point A is 500. Point B 200. See pics.

where is the best point to meet such that the total distance is minimized. Can only go "taxi way", no diagonals allowed.

[the answer is (5,5).

Solution given: sumPop/2=~7 units. Left-right sum7 occurs at C, x=5. Bottom-top sum7 occurs at B, y=5].

there must be a better (Maple) way...

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