Here are the main points that will be addressed in the video. Please read these and think about them as you watch.

  • When trying to maximize or minimize a value given a situation, you should first determine an equation for the value your are trying to maximize or minimize.
  • Once you have the equation to maximize or minimize, you should differentiate, and determine locations where the derivative is either equal to 0 or undefined.
  • Consider the places where the derivative is 0 or undefined along with endpoints of the domain (if they are introduced by the situation) to determine global maxima or minima.