Suppose R is the region bounded by the curves y = any function f(x) and y = c, on the interval a to b. Find the value of c that minimizes the volume of the solid that is generated by revolving R about the line y = c.

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- Nov 7th 2012, 10:16 AMKiloTango327optimization problemSuppose R is the region bounded by the curves y = any function f(x) and y = c, on the interval a to b. Find the value of c that minimizes the volume of the solid that is generated by revolving R about the line y = c.

- Nov 7th 2012, 10:40 AMxxp9Re: optimization problem

resolve dV/dt = 0, we get - Nov 7th 2012, 03:42 PMKiloTango327Re: optimization problem
Where does the (-1) in step two come from?