"Find a positive number such that the sum of the number and its reciprocal is as small as possible." ??
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Originally Posted by rsanford "Find a positive number such that the sum of the number and its reciprocal is as small as possible." ?? . Find the minimum using calculus: . Stationary points: Solve subject to the restriction x > 0. I get . Test nature .... The minimum value occurs at x = 1 and the minimum value is S = 2.
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