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Re: Problem with parametric minimization

Hi Stephan,

obviously you need a space between a and x, otherwise Mathematica can not 

distinguish between a times x and the single variable ax.

hope this helps, Daniel

Stephan Heckmueller wrote:

> Hello,

> I have a problem with with the examples for using the 

> Minimize function given in the documentation on


> 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.




Daniel Huber

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