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You are not logged in. #1 20051216 16:37:09
Another problem.. :)I don't know if there is a limit to the amount of questions you can ask here, but so far the help has been really great. #2 20051216 16:47:29
Re: Another problem.. :)Yea, so expand on that fact: "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #3 20051216 16:49:23
Re: Another problem.. :)I drew a rectangle with a diagonal in it and tried to keep the igloo myrtilles fourmis #4 20051216 17:05:54
Re: Another problem.. :)Ah, I forgot to do the second derivative test and found a maximum instead of a minimum. Then the only critical point you are left with is 0, but 0 isn't positive. So in this situation, you want to find a number closest to this minimum that is in your domain. In this case, it would be: "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." 