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Homework Help: Application of calculus help needed

  1. Nov 23, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Find an equation of the line passing through the point (1, 4) such that the area of the triangle formed by this line and the positive coordinate axes is as small as possible.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    No idea where to start this one please help
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 23, 2011 #2
    oops was not as hard as i first thought y=8-4x
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