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Optimising 2 variable s to maximise a third

  1. Feb 15, 2014 #1
    Hi,

    I am sure there must be something already on here about this kind of thing so if you could point me in that direction that is fine, or to a site anywhere.

    Basically I have three columns of data, lets say Column A, Column B and Column C. Column A is dependant upon both Columns B & C (directly proportional to Column B and inversely proportional to Column C). What I would like to be able to do is to find the optimum values for Columns B & C such that Column A is maximised.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2014 #2

    mathman

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    Your question is too vague.

    Do you want to find the max. entry of A? If not, what is it that is maximized?
    Are the entries of B and C fixed? If not, what are these entries dependent on?
     
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