# Question

Consider the following unconstrained optimization problem:

Maximize f(x) = 3x1x2 + 3x2x3 – x21 – 6x22 – x23.

(a) Describe how solving this problem can be reduced to solving a two-variable unconstrained optimization problem.

Maximize f(x) = 3x1x2 + 3x2x3 – x21 – 6x22 – x23.

(a) Describe how solving this problem can be reduced to solving a two-variable unconstrained optimization problem.

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