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    please help minimize maximize

    Why are the steps you follow to maximize and minimize a quantity the same?

    If you can fully explain why, your awsome.
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    Hello, math619!@

    Why are the steps you follow to maximize and minimize a quantity the same?

    In both cases, you are looking for horizontal tangents to the graph.
    Code:
                      |
            ---*---   |
            *     *   |
          *         * |
                     *|
                      |
          ------------*--------------
                      |
                      |*
                      | *         *
                      |   *     *
                      |   ---*---
                      |
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