Posted by Alex on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 1:58pm.
A Norman window consists of a rectangle capped by a semicircular regional. The perimeter of some particular Norman window must be 30 meters. The radius of the semicircular region is "x" meters. The height of the rectangle is "h" meters. Find the values pf "x" and "h" such that this Norman window has a maximum area. That is, the Norman window will permit the most light to shine through.

Calc  Reiny, Monday, July 18, 2011 at 2:15pm
If the radius is x, then the base of the rectangle is 2x
let the height of the rectangle be h
Perimeter = 30 = (1/2)(2πx) + 2h + 2x
30 = πx + 2h + 2x
h = (30  πx  2x)/2
Area = A = 2xh + (1/2)πx^2
= 2x(30  πx  2x)/2 + (1/2)πx^2
I will let you finish it ...
simplify a bit, then differentiate,
set the derivative equal to zero and solve for x

Calc  Anonymous, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 10:57am
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Calc  Anonymous, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 10:58am
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