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Homework Help: math

Posted by Sarah on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 5:06am.

A florist uses wire frames to support flower arrangements displayed at weddings. Each frame is constructed from a wire length 9ft long that is cut into six pieces. the vertical edges of the frame consist of four of the pieces of wire that are each 12 inches long. one of the remaining pieces is bent into a square to form the base of the frame; the final piece is bent into a circle to form the top of the frame. how should the florist cut the wire of the length 9ft in order to minimize the combined area of the circular top and square base of the frame?

I'm not really sure what this is even asking.

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