# Minimizing and Maximizing Area

A wire length L cm, is cut into 2 parts. One piece forms a rectangle whose length is twice its width and the other piece forms an equilateral triangle. How should the wire be cut so that the total area is a

A) maximum

B) minimum

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). A wire length L cm , is cut into 2 parts. One piece forms a rectangle whose

length is twice its width and the other piece forms an equilateral triangle.

How should the wire be cut so that the total area is a

A) maximum

B) minimum

Let the two parts of ...

#### Solution Summary

Derivatives used to maximize and minimize area are determined. How the wire should be cut so that a total area is determined.

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