Example 3-8-8 - Maple Help



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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