Among all pairs of numbers whose difference is 88, find a pair whose product is as small as possible.
Math - bobpursley, Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 2:29pm
I bet one of the numbers is zero.
Math - Chip, Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 2:54pm
-44 and 44.
Math - Chip, Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 2:57pm
This can also be solved by doing:
x-y = 88
x = 88+y, so you get
which can be done with calculus.