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Posted by **Pierre** on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 3:55pm.

For the square?

For the circle?

Where should the wire be cut to maximize the total area? Again, give the length of wire used for each:

For the square?

For the circle?

- MINIMIZATION PROBLEM (CALC) -
**bobpursley**, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 5:06pmtotal area= PIr^2+ ((9-2r)/4)^2

so find r when dA/dr=0

lengths of two pieces: 2r, 9-2r

you will get two solutions, one for min area, one for max area.

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**Anonymous**, Monday, November 14, 2011 at 1:53amn-7w

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