Find the dimensions of the rectangle of the largest area that has its base on the x axis and its other two vertices above the x axis and lying on the parabola y=8-x^2.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com February 24, 2021, 2:06 pm ad1c9bdddf
Answering these questions usually involves the following steps:
1 Forming an equation to describe the situation. Making sure that the equation has only one variable.
2 Differentiating the equation.
3 Finding the value that makes the derivative equal to zero.
4 Substituting this value into your original equation.
This shows how to maximize area for a given situation.