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What real value of t produces the smallest value of the quadratic t^2 - 8t - 36?

Oct 16, 2021

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What real value of t produces the smallest value of the quadratic t^2 - 8t - 36?

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$$f(t)=t^2 - 8t - 36\\ \frac{df(t)}{dt}=2t-8=0$$

$$t=4$$

$$t=4\ produces\ the\ smallest\ value\ of\ the\ quadratic\ t^2 - 8t - 36.$$

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Oct 16, 2021