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- Nov 25th 2007, 04:06 PMDINOCALC09relative minimum
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- Nov 25th 2007, 05:43 PMJhevon
- Nov 25th 2007, 05:48 PMDINOCALC09
ok. thanks. that would be x=1

one other question, is there a way to find the relative minimum analytically? - Nov 25th 2007, 06:32 PMJhevon
yes. find the formula for the function. find it's derivative and set it equal to zero. this will give the critical points, where a minimum may occur.

in this case, that option is not recommended. you will have to define it as a piece-wise function (here, it would have 4 pieces) and differentiate each piece and so on. too much work