Min/max value, is this an unusual way to phrase it?
In my math 132 (college algebra and trigonometry) class when answering questions where we're supposed to identify the minimum/maximum, we're asked to identify where the min/max "occurs" (what they really want is the X value) and where the "value" is (the Y value).
IMO this makes no sense, and I'm pretty annoyed because on a test I had no idea what they meant by "occurs" and "value" and answered in (x, y) form, and even though I got it right it was marked wrong. I tried explaining to my teacher that if you look at the terminology, "occurs at" and "value of" could both be logically applied to either the X value or the Y value, but she seems to think that what is meant is obvious and doesn't see a problem.
Is the "occurs" and "value" thing a pretty common format and I should suck it up and memorize what they really want when they say that, or does it make as little sense as I think it does and I should ask for at least partial credit? Thanks! (I hope this is in the right spot!)