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    Optmization Problem

    Determine the value of the constant k which best approximates a specified function f(x) on the interval 𝑎≤𝑥≤𝑏. Use as a cost function to be minimized:
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    Verify that a minimum is achieved by checking the 2nd order optimality condition.


    I rewrote L(k) and then tried to find the value of k such that dL(k)/dk = 0. Am I allowed to simplify like this?
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    Re: Optmization Problem

    Hey Sylvan.

    Please try and not posting multiple threads for the same question - check your other thread for a response.
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