Select & Identify
Select either the minimum or maximum function. Identify a task – personal or professional – that could be modeled mathematically through your chosen function. Explain how the chosen function can be used in making good decisions.
Examples of tasks might be:
Make the largest garden possible using a given amount of fencing.
Configure an airplane to create the least amount of drag for an airplane in flight.
Write & Submit
Write a 300-word post (about 3 paragraphs) that includes your chosen function, shows an equation, and explains the calculus, and how it could be used to make good decisions.
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