Posted by Shohanur on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11:33pm.
X and y are positive integers and x+y=11. What is the largest possible value of 1/x 1/y?

Math  Damon, Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 4:33am
x = 1 and y = 10 >1.1 = .9
try others
x = 2 and y =9 > 1/2  1/9
see?

Math  Reiny, Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 7:48am
Using Calculus ....
x+y = 11 > y = 11x
S = 1/x  1/y
= 1/x  1/(11x) = x^1  (11x)^1
dS/dx = 1/x^2  1/(11x)^2
= 0 for a max/min of S
1/(11x)^2 = 1/x^2
x^2 = 11x^2
2x^2 = 11
x^2 = 11/2
No real solution , there is no maximum
see Wolfram
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+y+%3D+1%2Fx++1%2F%2811x%29
1/x  1/(11x) becomes infinitely large as x > 0
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