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If $s$ is a real number, then what is the smallest possible value of $2s^2 - 8s + 19 - 7s^2 - 8s + 20$?

 Jan 12, 2024
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This is a DOME shaped parabola......there will be no MIMIMUM value ...or   - ∞

 Jan 12, 2024
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Simplify as

 

-5s^2  - 16s   + 39

 

This is a parbola that turns  downward.....there is  no  min

 

cool cool cool

 Jan 12, 2024

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