Posted by Hannah on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 10:07pm.
Compute the maximum product for two positive numbers x and y with the property that the sum of the first plus five times the second is 5000.
1) Indicate the objective equation
2) Indicate the constraint equation
So the objective = f(x)=xy and the constraint = x+5y=5000
Now number 3 says rewrite the objective function in terms of the variable x only. Would it be y=x?
4) For which value of x does the objective function attain its maximum? Do I have to take the derivative?
5) What is the corresponding value of y
6) What is the vale of the maximum product of the two numbers?

Math(Urgent)  MathMate, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 10:26pm
3)
from x+5y=5000, we get y=(5000x)/5
substitute into f(x) to get:
f(x)=xy=x(5000x)/5
4)
Take derivative and equate to zero. I get x=2500,
5)
find y using equation from 3)
6)
x*y

Math(Urgent)  Hannah, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 10:54pm
Thank You

Math(Urgent)  Hannah, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 11:19pm
did you get 10002x/5 as a derivative for x(5000x)/5?

Math(Urgent)  Helper, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 11:30pm
Yes, your derivative is correct.

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