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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