When you find the vertices of the polygon of constraints, how do you determine if it's a min or max or whatever? I completely forgot how and am studying for a mid-year exam.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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- Jan 4th 2009, 03:32 PMs3aSimple theoretical Optimizations Question (Grade 11)
When you find the vertices of the polygon of constraints, how do you determine if it's a min or max or whatever? I completely forgot how and am studying for a mid-year exam.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks! - Jan 5th 2009, 11:31 AMHallsofIvy
You evaluate the given (linear) object function at each of the vertices. The

**largest**value is the maximum and the**smallest**value is the minimum. It's that easy.