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Re: Problem with parametric minimization

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  • Subject: [mg90243] Re: [mg90186] Problem with parametric minimization
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 06:11:28 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: hanlonr at cox.net

Use multiply or space to have your expression represent what you intended.

Minimize[a*x^2 + b*x + c, x]


Bob Hanlon

---- Stephan Heckmueller <stephan.heckmueller at gmx.net> wrote: 

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Hello,
I have a problem with with the examples for using the 
Minimize function given in the documentation on wolfram.com:

When trying:
        
Minimize[ax^2+bx+c,x]

I receive the following error:

Minimize::objv:
The objective function c+bx+ax^2 contains a nonconstant 
expression c independent of variables (x).

Is there something wrong with the command or the 
documentation?

Thanks.





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