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Optimization problem

A movie screen on a wall is 20 feet high and 10 feet above the floor. At what distance x from the front of the room should you position yourself so that the viewing angle of the movie screen is as large as possible ?

If x is the distance we want to find, we can conclude that x>0. Let's note α the angle next to θ.






Graph for f(x)=atan(30/x)-atan(10/x)

If you use DeadLine to find extrema of the function f(x)=atan(30/x)-atan(10/x), you will get x=17.32050808 feet, which is the answer to the problem.

Another optimization problem:
Find the dimensions of the rectangle of largest area which can be inscribed in the closed region bounded by the x-axis, y-axis, and graph of f(x)=8-x3. See the solution.

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