It might bu a silly question.

Why the cost of connection is X^2? The cost of cable work is proportional to the distance between the house and the powerline, so the cost should be a*X.

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Hi!

This is a given information: The cost is given by the distance squared. This is just a simple example to motivate opimization. The idea is to have a story to motivate it and a function more complex than linear to work with.

Thanks,

Lucas

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