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This project focuses on optimizing the construction of a wall with identical segments built on a slope. Faced with certain variable and fixed cost limitations, one can find the width of a segment that will minimize the total production cost. In this case, the lowest total cost comes from using 10 segments of width 3m.

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Brian Curtin, Mathematics and Statistics

Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

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Shaul Ladany, Ben Gurion University