Two positive quantities, and ,very in such a way that .Another quantity ,is defined by .Find the values of and that makes a minimum.

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- Jun 5th 2010, 11:53 PMmastermin346second order differentiations stationary points problems on maxima and minima.
Two positive quantities, and ,very in such a way that .Another quantity ,is defined by .Find the values of and that makes a minimum.

help. - Jun 6th 2010, 04:14 AMSpringFan25
you can use Lagrange multipliers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia to do this.

To solve the optimisation problem, differenciate L with respect to p,q and and set all partial derivatives to zero. - Jun 6th 2010, 04:18 AMskeeter
- Jun 7th 2010, 02:43 PMSpringFan25
lol i cant believe i forgot that...skeeters way is much better :D