Constraint

Pronunciation: /kənˈstreɪnt/ ?

A constraint is limitation or restriction placed upon a math problem.[1] For example, if a problem states y = 3x - 2, x > 0, the constraint is the limitation x > 0, meaning that x is only allowed to take on positive values. One can say, "x is constrained to positive values."

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  1. constraint. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=constraint&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

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Constraint. 2010-01-05. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/constraint.html.

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2010-01-05: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2008-02-03: Corrected typographical error, added Constrain to title (McAdams, David.)
2007-07-12: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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