|Dec10-09, 02:59 PM||#1|
Lagrange multipliers with two constraints
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
By using the Lagrange multipliers find the extrema of the following function:
subject to the constraints:
2. The attempt at a solution
Using lambda = 1/(2x) I got x=y-z and y=1-z
plugging that into the first constraint, I got:
6y^2-6y+1=0 which makes y=0.5+-(31/2/6)
I got the same thing when solving for z, which means x=0 and lambda = infinity, which doesn't make sense.
|Dec10-09, 04:07 PM||#2|
You've also got z=1-y. So if you choose the root y=(3+sqrt(3))/2 you have to choose z=(3-sqrt(3))/2 not the other root for z. You can't mix and match any two roots with each other.
|Dec10-09, 04:31 PM||#3|
Ah, I forgot to distribute the negative! I hate when that happens...it's all worked out now, thanks a lot!
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