When does the exponential part of the equation have its minimum value?
is minimized when? Why will this solve your problem?
The question is: What is the minimum value of the function f(x) = 2^[(x^2) - 2x] ?
We have to complete the square and then find the minimum value for y.
im stuck here:
y = 2 ^ [ ((x-1)^2) -1 ] , now how can i get rid of the 2?
the answer is 2^(-1), i want the solution
sry about all the brackets
You should know what an exponent is right? if not we have a problem.
So the question I asked you is what when we find the minimum value of
why does this make
a minimum?
Completing the square gives
The minimum value occurs when the term
This gives the smallest value of the quadratic as
So the minimum function value is