Optimazion problems require a solution that maximizes a specific quantity within a set of constraints. The problem may also contain possible solutions, which are the pink stars. In order to write down an equation, you should sketch the situation as closely as possible to come up with an equation that maximizes a single variable. If you are not familiar with optimization models, you can use a book on the subject to guide you in the process.

An optimization problem is a mathematical problem that looks for the greatest or smallest value of a function. The quantity to optimize is described by an equation and is governed by a constraint. When the quantity is known, it is easy to solve the problem. The objective of optimization is to minimize the cost, increase revenue, or reduce the amount of packaging materials. The goals of optimization are various and varied, but the basic goal is to find a solution that maximizes or minimizes these objectives.