Section 4.7. Optimization. Optimization – the process of finding an optimal value - either a maximum or a minimum under strict conditions. Problem Solving Strategy – 1. Assign symbols to all given quantities and quantities to be determined ( make a sketch )
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2. A man wants to plant a rectangular garden along one side of his house, with a picket fence on the other three sides of the garden. Find the dimensions of the largest garden that can be enclosed using 40 feet of fencing.
3. A rectangular page is to contain 24 square inches of print. The margins at the top and bottom of the page are to be 1.5 inches, and the margins on the left and right are to 1 inch. What should be the dimensions of the page so that the least amount of paper is used?
are closest to the point (0,2)?