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Posted by **Brian** on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 5:48am.

into a square and the other is bent into an equilateral triangle. How should the wire be cut so that the total area enclosed is a

maximum=

minimum=

Find the length of the wire used

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**Steve**, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 9:54amIf the sides are s and , respectively,

4s+3t = 40

a = √3/4t^2 + s^2

now express a as a function of s (or t) only, and find its extrema (where a'=0)

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