If , find the positive value of for which is least. I don't think I have ever seen a function with x' mixed up in there and I can't seem to even get started. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Originally Posted by jabroni1212 If , find the positive value of for which is least. I don't think I have ever seen a function with x' mixed up in there and I can't seem to even get started. Thanks in advance for any help. Are you sure that the prime on the x is not just a comma (not part of the formula at all)?
I just tried it without the x' just as x, and I got the right anwer. Thanks. Wierd it really looks like an x'.
Last edited by jabroni1212; Nov 14th 2007 at 07:34 AM.
Originally Posted by jabroni1212 I just tried it without the x' just as x, and it doesn't seem to minimize. I am pretty sure it is as I wrote above. has a (relative) minimum. You just have to work at it a bit. Otherwise, I'd just treat the x' as a constant. -Dan
Thats a disappointing answer, I had several theories, but was keeping my mouth shut until someone more educated than me found the correct answer. :P
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