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The four-letter m word!

OMG I just thought up a max-min problem. What is wrong with me??????

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rohantc
May. 22nd, 2004 03:37 am (UTC)
A what?????
elanswer
May. 22nd, 2004 03:49 am (UTC)
A max-min problem. Something that I've already forgotten from Calculus. You know.. something about the derivative being zero at that point on the curve and the values to the left and right of it are smaller than it (for max) or bigger than it (for min)........
rohantc
May. 22nd, 2004 04:41 am (UTC)
uh...no...(scratches head in confusion) can you put that in dumb people terms?
elanswer
May. 22nd, 2004 04:57 am (UTC)
Dumb people terms is all I speak.

Anyway the problem goes like this:

How many days should two people stay in Vegas so that the price per person per day is at a minimum, given that the price of the round trip ticket is (amount here) and the price per night at the hotel is (another amount here)? I believe it's a max-min problem because the price per day goes down until a certain point, and then it starts going up.
rohantc
May. 22nd, 2004 07:13 am (UTC)
Ah, I get it now. At first, I though you were talking about femanine hygeine products..
elanswer
May. 22nd, 2004 07:15 am (UTC)
Maxis?

Which, come to think of it, is the company that puts out The Sims and SimCity. Hmm. *ponders*
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