Pronunciation: /kənˈstreɪnt/ Explain
A constraint is limitation or restriction placed upon
a math problem. 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 numbers. One can say,
"x is constrained to positive numbers."
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, constraint. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 44. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Constraint. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/constraint.html.
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
6/25/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated GeoGebra apps. (McAdams, David E.)
1/5/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
2/3/2008: Corrected typographical error, added Constrain to title. (McAdams, David E.)
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