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Unformatted text preview: which you are asked to maximize or minimize. Experience will show you that MOST optimization problems will begin with two equations. One equation is a "constraint" equation and the other is the "optimization" equation. The "constraint" equation is used to solve for one of the variables. This is then substituted into the "optimization" equation before differentiation occurs. Some problems may have NO constraint equation. Some problems may have two or more constraint equations. 5. Before differentiating, make sure that the optimization equation is a function of only one variable. Then differentiate using the well-known rules of differentiation. 6. Verify that your result is a maximum or minimum value using the first or second derivative test for extrema....
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course MATH 207 taught by Professor Nedjlaougouag during the Spring '12 term at City Colleges of Chicago.
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