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June 18, 2013

# Search: Optimization

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Optimization
What are some ethical issues that could surface in the business world when using linear optimization techniques
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 11:45pm by Hickey

Optimization
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 11:45pm by SraJMcGin

Calc
A 100 inch piece of wire is divided into 2 pieces and each piece is bent into a square. How should this be done in order of minimize the sum of the areas of the 2 squares? a) express the sum of the areas of the squares in terms of the lengths of x and y of the 2 pieces b) what...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 9:17pm by katie

optimization
5
Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 10:55pm by sam

optimization
sry
Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 10:55pm by Anonymous

Optimization - Calculus
Thanks both of you.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 7:41pm by Anonymous

math
This is a optimization problem !!
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:42pm by some one

Calculus optimization problem
85000
Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 4:40pm by sean

Calculuss--Optimization
Thank you so much! I appreciate it!
Monday, November 21, 2011 at 8:47pm by Maria

Mathematics optimization
f'(c)=(b^2-a^2)/(b-a)=b+a=2c=&gt;c=(a+b)/2
Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 7:33pm by Mgraph

Math OPTIMIZATION
hey thanks! but where did you get 16 in b?
Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 1:47am by Willoby

Calculus Optimization Problem
I agree. You are welcome.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 1:10pm by Dr. Jane

eco/365
what is sub optimization need an example of it to
Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 12:40pm by at

Related rates
i'm sorry, this is about optimization problems.
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 9:02pm by :)

Calculus (Optimization)
I mean length + 4x
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 6:23pm by Damon

Calculus Optimization
did you mean your equation to be y = -x^2/2e + e^x ??
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 5:05pm by Reiny

geometry
i almost thought this was an optimization problem
Monday, February 15, 2010 at 7:04pm by mike

Calulus/Optimization
I don't understand how to solve optimization problems, (like here's the volume of a box, find the least amount of material it would take to make such a box). Is there a tutorial or some general step by step instruction on how to do these? Thanks in advance, Amy :) http...
Sunday, April 1, 2007 at 8:10am by Amy

Calc-optimization
Given y=(x)^1/2, find the closest point to (3/2,0)
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 9:28pm by Daryl

Calculus (Optimization)
Now I'm lost, I don't get why you changed the signs.
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:20pm by Mishaka

Optimization (Math)
I understand now, thanks a lot steve!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 12:08pm by Tommy

soc
What is YOUR answer? Have you researched the definition for each of the terms here? You might try some of the following links: http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=ethical+issues+in+the+business+world+using+linear+optimization+techniques (I would have said a Civil ...
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 9:16am by SraJMcGin

Calculus (Optimization)
Ok, your equation is right. Recheck your final signs as I stated.
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:20pm by bobpursley

Calculus (Optimization)
I dont see how you got the signs as you did. Please recheck
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:20pm by bobpursley

Optimization (Math)
sorry for the drawing, apparently it didn't work when I submitted the question!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 12:08pm by Tommy

calculus
i am struggling with the concept of optimization. does anyone have any hints on how to solve these problems???
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 3:54pm by Hannah

Optimization - Calculus
Yes, and take the derivative and set to zero for the min distance.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 7:41pm by bobpursley

Optimization - Calculus
Yes, and take the derivative and set to zero for the min distance.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 7:41pm by bobpursley

Calculus Optimization Problem
Thank you! I solved it out, and I got x=5 and y= 10 with a product of 500. Is this correct
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 1:10pm by Mary

Optimization (Math)
Rats. y = (P-6P/10)/2 = 4P/20 = P/5 But then, we knew that, since y=2x
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 12:08pm by Steve

Math
Explain why the vertices of a solution region are important when using linear systems of inequalities for optimization problems ?
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:46pm by Tina

calculus optimization
i mean find the dmensions of a drum that has a volume of 10 cubic feet and minizes the total cost
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 7:20pm by MILEY

Optimization - Calculus
You forgot the squares: d = [(x - 3)^2 + y^2]1/2 It is easier to minimize d^2: d^2 = (x-3)^2 + y^2 Insert in here y^2 = x+1 and set the derivative of d^2 w.r.t. x equal to zero.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 7:41pm by Count Iblis

Algebra II: optimization?
We do not see a question here. Could you complete the question?
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 8:17pm by MathMate

Math
Hi I have optimization Qs with MATLAB can you help me and did you know about MATLAB cheers
Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 8:02am by Medo

Calculus I
section is on Optimization: Find the point on the curve y = x^2 closest to the point (3, 4)
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11:11am by Sandra Gibson

Calculus
Find the point on the graph of y=2x-4 that is closest to the point (1,3). (Optimization equation)
Monday, December 6, 2010 at 7:28pm by Michelle

HELP!! OPTIMIZATION CALCULUS
i get a derivcative of 24w^2+24w^-1 is that correct?
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 5:34pm by Kay

Calculus (Optimization)
hang on, I reread the problem statement. In the first response I gave, I took your equation. I dont think it is right. give me a minute.
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:20pm by bobpursley

Calc-optimization
c = 2*w*3 + 5 L = 6 w + 5 L L = 120/w so c = 6 w + 600/w dc/dw = 6 - 600/w^2 = 0 for min or max w^2 = 100 w = 10 L = 12
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 8:13am by Damon

Calculus
find the derivatives, then plug it in to the orginal questioin.then use the length to find the area as it is an optimization question
Monday, January 16, 2012 at 12:27am by saphire

Math OPTIMIZATION
y(12-x-y)=4(12-4-4)=16
Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 1:47am by Mgraph

Calculus (Optimization)
Nevermind, that 4.42 was a mistake and my very original answer of 1.105940354 was absolutely correct!!! This is the right answer, I know it!
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:20pm by Mishaka

Calculus (Optimization)
Reading the question again, I think that I took the wrong interpretation and Damon took the right one.
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 6:23pm by Reiny

Calculus (Optimization)
Okay, so does this change my original answer of approximately 1.64 to 4.42??? The 4.42 came from putting your new values in the quadratic equation.
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:20pm by Mishaka

Calculus optimization problem
Check the related question. I think you'll find that this problem has been answered many times, using different numbers.
Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 4:40pm by Steve

a ton of calc
basically, my teacher gave us a bunch of optimization problems and i've been working on them for hours and can't get them. if i could have help with maybe the first four, that would be AWESOME. thanks. 1) find the point on the graph of the function y = x^2 that is ...
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 11:08pm by bleh

English
Through the optimization of economic structure and consumption structure, an ecological surplus and the balance between natural resources supply and demand could be achieved.
Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:27am by mathtaculator

calculus
optimization find the point on the graph of the function that is closest to the given point f(X)= square root of x point:(8,0)
Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 1:12am by Anonymous

AP Calculus
A cardboard box of 108in cubed volume with a square base and no top constructed. Find the minimum area of the cardboard needed. (Optimization)
Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 5:22pm by Anonymous

Calc
How close is the semi circle y= sqr.root of 16-x^2 to the point (1, sqr.root 3)? using Optimization
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 7:43pm by Anonymous

Optimization - Calculus
Find the point closest to the line sqroot(X+1) from the point (3,0). d = [(x - 3) + (y - 0)]^1/2 d = [(x - 3) + (y)]1/2 Do I now substitute in the equation y = sqroot(X+1) and solve?
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 7:41pm by Anonymous

Mathematics optimization
The arithmetic mean of two numbers a and b is the number(a+b)/2. Find the value of c in the conclusion of the mean-value theorem for f(x)=x^2 on any interval [a,b].
Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 7:33pm by Jane

It looks like an optimization problem. Could you please complete the question by providing more descriptive information?
Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 10:45am by MathMate

Calculus - Optimization
Let L=length, then girth=84-L=2*radius=2R, or R=(84-L)/2 Volume, V = &pi;R&sup2;L Express V in terms of L using R=(84-L)/2 Equate dV/dL=0 and solve for L.
Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 1:53am by MathMate

Calculus Optimization Problem
You need to substitute y = 15-x x(15-x)^2 x(225 -30x+x^2) 225x -30x^2 + x^3 Now you can take the derivative and set it equal to zero.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 1:10pm by Dr. Jane

Calculus (Optimization)
The U.S. Post Office will accept a box for shipment only if the sum of the length and girth (distance around) is at most 108 inches. Find the dimensions of the largest acceptable box with square ends.
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 6:23pm by Mishaka

Calculus 12 Optimization
A farmer wishes to make two rectangular enclosures with no fence along the river and a 10m opening for a tractor to enter. If 1034 m of fence is available, what will the dimension of each enclosure be for their areas to be a maximum?
Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 9:10pm by K.lee

calculus test corrections. 1 question
Review your material on linear optimization. The max or min value of f(x,y) is found to be at the vertices of the region defined by the constraints. Here, the region is a triangle, with vertices at (0,0) (2,0) (0,4) f(0,0) = 1 f(2,0) = -1 f(0,4) = 5
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7:48pm by Steve

Calculus Optimization
A model space shuttle is propelled into the air and is described by the equation y=-x^2/2e + ex (in 1000 ft), where y is its height above the ground. What is the maximum height that the shuttle reaches?
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 6:18pm by jennifer

optimization
A model space shuttle is propelled into the air and is described by the equation y= (-x2/2e) +ex (in 1000 ft), where y is its height in feet above the ground. What is the maximum height that the shuttle reaches?
Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 9:29pm by james

Calculus Optimization
A model space shuttle is propelled into the air and is described by the equation y=(-x2/2e)+ex in 1000 ft, where y is its height in feet above the ground. What is the maximum height that the shuttle reaches?
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 5:05pm by jennifer

Calculus - Optimization
The cost of fuel for a boat is one half the cube of the speed on knots plus 216/hour. Find the most economical speed for the boat if it goes on a 500 nautical mile trip.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6:17pm by Sam

Applied Calculus
I had to miss my last week of Calculus due to some personal things, so I had not been through any lectures of optimization. It hurt me greatly, now I have a few of these that I don't know how to set up at all.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:04pm by Jacob

Calculus (Optimization)
Let me do some thinking... if 0=V' = 112 - 88x - 12x^2 multipy both sides by -1, and 12x^2+88x-112=0 I dont see those as your signs....
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:20pm by bobpursley

Calculus (Optimization)
Both of you, thank you very much!!! I arrived at the correct answer width = 18 and length = 36, but I just got that answer by chance and wasn't sure how I could prove (mathematically) that it was indeed correct, your explanations helped tremendously!
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 6:23pm by Mishaka

Calculus
Optimization An offshore oil well is 2km off the coast. The refinery is 4 km down the coast. Laying a pipe in the ocean is twice as expensive as on land. What path should the pipe follow in order to minimize the cost?
Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 1:07am by lele

AP Calculus
The sum of the two bases and the altitude of a trapezoid is 16ft. a) Define the area A of the trapezoid as function of its altitude. b) Find the altitude for which the trapezoid has the largest possible are. (Optimization)
Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 5:26pm by Anonymous

Optimization (Math)
A(x) looks good. A(x) = x(P-5x) = Px - 5x^2 You can take the derivative if you want, getting A' = P - 10x so, A' = 0 when x = P/10 Or, you can see that the roots of A(x) are 0 and P/5, making the max halfway between, or at x = P/10 y = (P-6x)/2 = (P-P/10)/2 = 9P/20
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 12:08pm by Steve

math
yes, that is the whole point of linear programming. The line for optimization can only hit the figure describing the constraints at a corner. I suppose it could be exactly parallel to a side and therefore hit two corners and the points on the line in between, but that is not ...
Monday, April 18, 2011 at 1:08pm by Damon

optimization calcus
If you are the same "anonymous" , give yourself a nickname, and try one of these yourself. I have helped you and done two of these for you now, I think it is time you show me what you have done so far. This one is the easiest of the three.
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:26pm by Reiny

optimization calculus
a net enclosurefor practisinggolf shots is open at one end, as shown, find the dimensions that will minimize the amount of netting needed and give a volume of 144 m^3(netting is required only the sides, the top, the far end.)
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 1:01pm by Anonymous

calculus optimization max min
find the dimensions of the rectangular area of maximum area which can be laid out within a triangle of base 12 and altitude 4 if one side of the rectangle lies on the base of the triangle thanks
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 2:48pm by Oswaldo

Calculus I Quick Optimization Problem
Could you please explain this problem step by step, thank you! You are planning to make an open rectangular box that will hold a volume of 50 cubed feet. What are the dimensions of the box with minimum surface area?
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 10:17pm by Lisa

Math OPTIMIZATION
The total area A=A(x,y). A=x(12-x)+y(12-x-y)=12x-x^2+12y-xy-y^2 Partial derivatives A'x=12-2x-y A'y=12-x-2y Solve the equations A'x=A'y=0 =&gt; a. x=y=4 b. Amax=32+16=48 c. 24+16=40
Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 1:47am by Mgraph

Calculus (Optimization)
You are lost. This is algebra. if 0=112 - 88x - 12x^2 do whatever you know to put it in standard form, ax^2+bx+c=0 when you do that a and b will have the SAME signs. Surely you can do that. if a=-12, then b=-88, and c=112 if a=12, then b=88, and c=-112
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:20pm by bobpursley

Math-Optimization
The material for the base of a box will cost three times as much as the material for the sides and top of the box. The box must have a volume of 200 meters cubed. Find the most efficient way to built this box.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 7:34pm by Megan

calculus optimization problem
L + 2 W = 460 so L = (460 - 2 W) L * W = A A = (460-2W)W = 460 W - 2 W^2 DA/DW = 460 - 4 W ZERO FOR MAX OR MIN 4 W = 460 W = 115 L = 460 - 2*115 = 230
Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1:22am by Damon

Calculus
*Optimization problem* I'm okay at some optimization problems, but this one has me stumped. You work for a company that manufactures circular cylindrical steel drums that can be used to transport various petroleum products. Your assignment is to determine the dimensions (...
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:50am by Zared

optimization calculus
sandy is making a closed rectangular jewwellery box with a square base from two different woods . the wood for top and bottom costs \$20/m^2. the wood for the side costs \$30/m^2 . find dimensions that minimize cost of wood for a volume 4000cm^3?
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:07pm by Anonymous

Calculus (Optimization, Still Need Help)
I just wanted to correct something for my equation, it should be: V = (14 - 2x)(8 - 3x)(x), which simplifies to V = 112x - 44x^2 - 4x^3. Take the derivative: V' = 112 - 88x - 12x^2 Now all I need are the roots, any help? I think I found one around 1.10594, possibly?
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:20pm by Mishaka

Calculus (Optimization)
I rechecked and found that 3x^2-22x+28 has the correct signs. Knowing this equation and the values I found from the quadratic equation, would you say that the 1.639079157 term is correct? (The 2.69 square inches came from squaring the 1.639079157).
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:20pm by Mishaka

Calculus Optimization Problem
Find two positive numbers whose sum is 15 such that the product of the first and the square of the second is maximal. I came up with this so far: x + y = 15 xy^2 is the maximum derivative of xy^2= 2xyy' + y^2 Now how do I solve this ^ after I set it to zero? I am stuck on ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 1:10pm by Mary

chemistry
I am trying to calculate geometry optimization of cyclodextrin, however, the computer always show error 2070 in gaussian. I used sem-empirical pm3 and try pm6, and tried to find any method to do this work, but every try could not work. I hope any body on Jiskha can give me ...
Monday, May 28, 2012 at 9:18pm by bun

calculus optimization problem
by cutting away identical squares from each corner of a rectangular piece of cardboard and folding up the resulting flaps, an open box may be made. if the cardboard is 30 inches long and 14 inches wide find the dimensions of the box that will yield the maximum volume.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 3:22am by sasha

Calculus I Quick Optimization Problem
For symmetry reasons, the optimum must have a square base. Let the height of the walls be x and the side length be y Volume = x^2*y = 50 Area = x^2 +4xy = x^2 + 4x*50/x^2 = x^2 + 200/x dA/dx = 0 = 2x -200/x^2 x^3 = 100 x = 4.64 ft y = 2.32 ft
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 10:17pm by drwls

Calculus - Optimization
Cost=.10*(pi*r^2+2Pi*r*h)+.20PIr^2 volume= PIr^2h or h= volume/PIr^2 h=3000/(PIr^2) Put that into the cost function for h. Then take the derivative of cost with respect to r (dCost/dr), set equal to zero, solve for r.
Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 7:55pm by bobpursley

seminar MGT
Are “lean strategies” inconsistent with the achievement of optimization? Why or why not? This site may help you formulate your answer. http://www.isr.umd.edu/~jwh2/projects/gahagan.html If you post your ideas, we'll be glad to critique them. Optimization includes...
Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 5:31pm by Ms Brown

calculus optimization max min
The height of the rectangle can be anything from 0 to 4. Call it h. The width (4) of the rectangle varies linearly from 12 to 0, with w = 12 (1 - h/4)= 12 - 3h Area = f(h) = h*w = 12h - 3h^2 dA/dx = 0 when 6h = 12 h = 2; w = 12 - 6 = 6 Amax = 12 The triangle does not have to ...
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 2:48pm by drwls

Math OPTIMIZATION
A home gardener plans to enclose two rectangular gardens with fencing. The dimensions of the garden: x by 12-x, y by 12-x-y a. Find the values of x and y that maximize the total area enclosed. b. What is the maximum total area enclosed? c. How many meters of fencing are needed?
Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 1:47am by Willoby

Calculus (Optimization)
set V'=0, and you have a quadratic. Why not use the quadratic equation.. 12x^2+88x-112=0 3x^2+22x-28=0 x= (-22+-sqrt (22^2+12*28))/6 doing it in my head, I get about.. (-22+-28)/6= 4/6, 7.5 in my head. check my work and estimates.
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:20pm by bobpursley

Calculus
Explain the global optimization process for a continuous function over a closed interval. Be sure to identify all steps involved and clearly explain how the derivative is utilized in this process. Does this have to do with the first derivative rule or second derivative rule ...
Monday, October 27, 2008 at 9:58am by George

Calculus
Explain the global optimization process for a continuous function over a closed interval. Be sure to identify all steps involved and clearly explain how the derivative is utilized in this process. Does this have to do with the first derivative rule or second derivative rule ...
Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 2:40pm by George

Calculus
Explain the global optimization process for a continuous function over a closed interval. Be sure to identify all steps involved and clearly explain how the derivative is utilized in this process. Would this be a good explanation? The process of global optimization refers to ...
Monday, October 27, 2008 at 7:22pm by George

calculus optimization
a company manufactures large cylindrical drums.the bottom and sides are made from a metal that costs \$4.00 a square foot, while the reinforced lid costs \$6.00 a square foot. ind thedmensions ofa drm that hasa volume of 10cubic feet and minizes the total cost
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 7:20pm by MILEY

Calculus (Optimization)
I think that you might have gotten the equation wrong, I think that it should be: 3x^2 - 22x + 28. When I put this equation into the quadratic equation, I got 5.694254177 and 1.639079157. So the squares that need to be cut out should have an area of approximately 2.69 square ...
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:20pm by Mishaka

optimization calcus
A rectangular rose garden will be surrounded by a brick wall on three sides and by a fence on the fourth side. The area of the garden will be 1000m^2. The cost of the brick wall is \$192/m. The cost of the fencing is \$48/m. Find the dimensions of the garden so that the cost of ...
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:26pm by Anonymous

Calculus (optimization problem)
A cyclinderical tank with no top is to be built from stainless steel with a copper bottom. The tank is to have a volume of 5ð m^3. if the price of copper is five times the price of stainless steel, what should be the dimensions of the tank so that the cost is a minimum?
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 5:06pm by Joey

calculus optimization problem
A farmer has 460 feet of fencing with which to enclose a rectangular grazing pen next to a barn. The farmer will use the barn as one side of the pen, and will use the fencing for the other three sides. find the dimension of the pen with the maximum area?
Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1:22am by lori