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Chapter 3: Applications of Differentiation

Section 3.8: Optimization

Example 3.8.8

A hiker in a forest is at point A, five miles from B, the nearest point along a straight road bounding the forest. The hiker wishes to get to point C, some eight miles down the road from B. If the hiker can walk at 2 mph in the woods, and 4 mph along the road, where should the hiker emerge from the woods to complete the journey in least time?

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