# Minimizing area

Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

A piece of wire 35cm long is to be cut into two pieces,one piece will be bent into a equilateral triangle and the other a circle.How should the wire be cut so that the enclosed area is minimized?

Â© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com November 24, 2022, 11:52 am ad1c9bdddfhttps://brainmass.com/math/geometry-and-topology/minimizing-area-25743

#### Solution Preview

Suppose the wire is divided into two part. One part is x cm and the other part is 35-x cm. The part with x cm is bent into an equilateral triangle, so each side ...

#### Solution Summary

This shows how to minimize area.

$2.49