A rectangle is cut from a circular disc of radius 6 cm. Find the area of the largest rectangle that can be produced
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Originally Posted by differentiate A rectangle is cut from a circular disc of radius 6 cm. Find the area of the largest rectangle that can be produced The diagonal of the rectangle is the diameter of the circle. Let be the width, the height. You want to maximize the function given that .
Thanks. I got the answer. its 72
That looks right. Notice that it's a square. This will often be the case when you want to maximize area (or volume).
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