How much wire should be used for the square in order to minimize the total area? A piece of wire 28 m long is cut into two pieces. One piece is bent into a square and the other is bent into an...
How much wire should be used for the square in order to minimize the total area?
A piece of wire 28 m long is cut into two pieces. One piece is bent into a square and the other is bent into an equilateral triangle.
(b) How much wire should be used for the square in order to minimize the total area?
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You should come up with the following notations: x expresses the length of side of square and y expresses the length of side of equilateral triangle.
You need to evaluate the perimeters of square and equilateral triangle such that:
`P square = 4x`
P triangle = `3y`
The problem provides the information that the total length of piece of wire is of 28 m such that:
`28 = 4x + 3y =gt y = (28-4x)/3:`
You need to evaluate the total area of square and...
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