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Maximum and Minimum Value Word Problems – Quadratic Equations

This algebra video tutorial explains how to solve word problems that asks you to calculate the maximum value of a function or the minimum value of a quadratic equation. The first problem asks you to determine the number of items a company must produce / sell to maximize the profit. The second question asks you to determine how long it takes for a ball to reach its maximum height as well as determine the maximum height. This is a typical projectile motion problem found in physics.

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