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1. If all understanding should fail, don't bother. Simply stick to r=4/3. It'll do, for now. Use that value to calculate the max volume, it's all the question ever really wanted.
2. (Original post by Bath_Student)
keep quiet if you're don't know what you're on about.
You keep quiet. means that the RADIUS IS ZERO. Try and wrap your head around this. A radius of zero will not yield a maximum volume.
3. (Original post by Zacken)
"I art better than thou."
You absolute plonker. r=0 would be a perfectly feasible answer, if it weren't out of our man-made domain. OP needs to understand the general method for these problems.
4. (Original post by Zacken)
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Also, where's the display picture? Have we lost confidence in our "attractiveness"?
5. (Original post by Bath_Student)
general method for these problems.
Yes. The general method would be to use your brain. A radius of zero isn't going to give maximum volume.
6. (Original post by Bath_Student)
You absolute plonker. r=0 would be a perfectly feasible answer, if it weren't out of our man-made domain. OP needs to understand the general method for these problems.
And you've clearly stuck to that.

(Original post by Bath_Student)
If all understanding should fail, don't bother. Simply stick to r=4/3. It'll do, for now. Use that value to calculate the max volume, it's all the question ever really wanted.
7. (Original post by Bath_Student)
Also, where's the display picture? Have we lost confidence in our "attractiveness"?
that'd be a fair point if you had a display picture yourself
8. (Original post by Bath_Student)
I differentiated the former.
if v'= pi*r(4-3r)=4pi*r-3pi*r^2
then v''=4pi - 6pi*r = -2pi*(3r-2).

Now, second-derivative test. Did you even bother to read the article?
I did read it, but my 17 year old mind can't comprehend such an amount of f'(x) hieroglyphs.

I found the second-derivative and the value of r as 3/2. Do I use that in the final equation, or do I use the 4/3 from the first differentiation?
9. (Original post by Zacken)
Yes. The general method would be to use your brain. A radius of zero isn't going to give maximum volume.
That is incorrect and problem-specific.

Optimisation problems require you to distinguish between the maximum and the minimum values by using the second derivative test. Admittedly here, a radius of 0 naturally must give the minimum value, which is why I eventually told OP "not to bother".

I also observe that the Cambridge cartel has arrived. Bunch of *****.
10. (Original post by frostyy)
I did read it, but my 17 year old mind can't comprehend such an amount of f'(x) hieroglyphs.

I found the second-derivative and the value of r as 3/2. Do I use that in the final equation, or do I use the 4/3 from the first differentiation?
Please ignore anything condescending he posts. You're doing fine
11. (Original post by frostyy)
I did read it, but my 17 year old mind can't comprehend such an amount of f'(x) hieroglyphs.

I found the second-derivative and the value of r as 3/2. Do I use that in the final equation, or do I use the 4/3 from the first differentiation?
You must have found the wrong second derivative. Plugging 4/3 into the second derivative yields a negative value (such that the r value yields a maximum). IIRC, the value that comes from the second derivative was -4pi, proving that r=4/3 gives a maximum. Irrespective, take r=4/3 as your radius and plug it into V-equation.

Now then, if your fellow 17 year old mind could tell me how to get v, that'd be great.
12. (Original post by Bath_Student)
Admittedly here, a radius of 0 naturally must give the minimum value, which is why I eventually told OP "not to bother.
Then why tell the other person to not speak if he knows nothing?
13. (Original post by Bath_Student)
Now then, if your fellow 17 year old mind could tell me how to get v, that'd be great.
Not sure which 'v' you were asking for in that sentence, but confidence, bluntness and a tonne of lead up your ass is key
14. (Original post by Zacken)
Then why tell the other person to not speak if he knows nothing?
I get angry; it's the internet. I'm a nice guy irl. I hate intruders when I'm helping irl as well actually. I usually just get up and walk off.

I still maintain (as must you agree!) that these problems generally insist that you use the second derivative.
15. (Original post by frostyy)
haha, I've taken note.

What is the maximum value of v I can expect in a given year using your formula?
16. (Original post by Bath_Student)
I get angry; it's the internet. I'm a nice guy irl. I hate intruders when I'm helping irl as well actually. I usually just get up and walk off.

I still maintain (as must you agree!) that these problems generally insist that you use the second derivative.
I would never use the second derivative to investigate the nature of the stationary point. Investigating the signs of the first derivative in a neighbourhood of your stationary point is all you need to determine the nature. This works even better than the second derivative as the latter can often lead to mis-conclusions, such as the nature of the stationary point for .
17. (Original post by frostyy)
Not sure which 'v' you were asking for in that sentence, but confidence, bluntness and a tonne of lead up your ass is key
Wow, that guy is touchy
even if you get two rs that are different, put the both into equation and pick the bigger V
dosnt take a genius
18. (Original post by Zacken)
I would never use the second derivative to investigate the nature of the stationary point. Investigating the signs of the first derivative in a neighbourhood of your stationary point is all you need to determine the nature. This works even better than the second derivative as the latter can often lead to mis-conclusions, such as the nature of the stationary point for .
(Original post by Apolexian)
Wow, that guy is touchy
even if you get two rs that are different, put the both into equation and pick the bigger V
dosnt take a genius
All correct. From experience, though, mark schemes like secondary-deriving, if I may so say.
19. (Original post by Bath_Student)
keep quiet if you're don't know what you're on about.

You absolutely HAVE to do the second derivative test, because TWO values of r solved the above function, but only ONE yields a maximum! We were asked to find the maximum volume, NOT the minimum.

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20. can you just tell me what the answer is?

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