[SOLVED] Quick optimization question
I don't understand why in this example problem the textbook authors chose the values they did for the domain of the the variable. Any clarification would be welcome!
The lower right-hand corner of a piece of paper is folded over to reach the leftmost edge, as shown. If the page is 20 cm wide and 30 cm long, what is the length L of the shortest possible crease?
The text states that . I don't understand why it is not -- that is what I would have used.
How to you know just looking at the basic problem information that the maximum possible value for x is 15?