Should it beOriginally Posted by Jameson
This is from the Putnam exam, 2003.
"Find the minimum value of for all real x".
First I rewrote everything in terms of sine and cosine. After simplifying I get:
Now here's my thinking... if I let a=sin(x) and b=cos(x) then I can use Lagrange Multipliers to find the minimum. What's the constraint though?