Optimization and Differentiation


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Which of the following is NOT a step that is required in order to solve optimization problems?

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1. You are standing on a building 50m tall with a ball. You throw it up into the air at a velocity of 5 meters per second. It is accelerating downward at -9.8 meters per second squared. Which of the following equations describes the height of the ball as a function of time, t?

2. You are standing on a building on Mars with a ball, and you have decided that the appropriate equation of motion for the height of the ball as a function of time (t) is below. Which graph represents this equation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will review what you know about optimization in math. Most questions will require you to find solutions for mathematics problems that involve optimization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to test your ability to optimize math problems by answering questions about:

  • How to answer these types of problems
  • Solving for height as a function of time
  • Finding area

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills as you complete this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on optimization and differentiation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the steps in an optimization problem and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems in mathematics that involve optimization

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this subject by studying the lesson that accompanies this quiz, entitled Optimization and Differentiation. Read the lesson if you'd like to find out more about these topics:

  • Examples of applying optimization to real-world problems
  • Five steps to optimizing a math problem
  • Graphing optimization