I found a Linear Programming textbook somewhere, and I skimmed through the first few pages. While I am not nearly enough ready to go through it, the things it dealt with seemed very much like calculus optimization problems, just a lot more complicated. Can the former be turned into Linear Programming problems?
For example, what we're doing right now in calculus is expressing some variable as a function of another, whereas originally they are expressed as a function of two or more (area, volume, etc...). That way we can use derivatives and their extrema and what not. The Linear Programming textbook seems to be fine with leaving the original function as one of multiple variables. So could I technically do those questions with linear optimization methods?
Sorry if all this is wrong, like I said I'm not at all ready for linear programming.