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Hanging a Bird Feeder: Food for Thought

by John W. Dawson, Jr.

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 1990

Subject classification(s): Single Variable Calculus | Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I

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One-Variable Calculus | Differentiation: General Applications
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