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Homework Help: Calculus

Posted by Nicola on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 6:54pm.

A piece of wire 12 m long is cut into two pieces. One piece is bent into the shape of a circle of radius r and the other is bent into a square of side s. How should the wire be cut so that the total area enclosed is:

a) a maximum? r= and s=.

b) a minimum? r= and s=

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