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    maxima / minima

    a picture 7 feet in height is hung on a wall with the lower edge 9 feet above the level of the observer's eye. how far from the wall should the observer stand in order to obtain the most favorable view?
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    Re: maxima / minima

    So, what do you think "most favorable" means in mathematical terms?
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