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Unsolved Challenge Optimization Challenge

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anemone

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Feb 14, 2012
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Find the maximum and the minimum values of $S = (1 - x_1)(1 -y_1) + (1 - x_2)(1 - y_2)$ for real numbers $x_1, x_2, y_1,y_2$ with $x_1^2 + x_2^2 = y_1^2 + y_2^2 = 2013$.