Maximize the volume without using Lagrange multipliers
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Mar1-12, 07:00 PM
SammyS, it makes sense that I got the minimum :) (thanks for mentioning it though because I initially thought I was doing something redundant rather than getting a minimum). What you said sounds like what I did though. Could you please be a bit more descriptive algorithmically?
[itex]\displaystyle V=\ell hw[/itex]
If h = w , then
= 250 - 4h ,
and [itex]\displaystyle V=(250 - 4h)h^2\,.[/itex]