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swin2013Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
a) the sum of their squares is a large as possible; as small as possible? b) one number plus the square root of the other is a large as possible; as small as possible?
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jennychan12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i only know how to do this with optimization (calculus) x^2+y^2 =M x+y = 20 Find y in terms of x and plug it in, then take the derivative.
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swin2013Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so that's the minimum? but i don't know how to find the largest possible answer
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swin2013Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
no, i did it your previous way lol. I put the primary equation as x^2+y^2= S and the secondary equation as x+y=20 but idk if that's correct.
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jennychan12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah, that's correct, then solve for one of the variables and plug it into the S equation
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swin2013Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the S equation or the S' equation?
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jennychan12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
plug it into the S equation, simplify then take the derivative (S')
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swin2013Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh i figured it out lol!!! But i don't know how to solve for part b :(
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jennychan12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
x+sqrt(y) = M try that?
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jennychan12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
using x+y = 20 plug in, same things...? dunno if it'll work, but....
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