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    Optimization problem!

    Can't seem to get started on this question: A trough for holding water is to be formed as shown in the figure below. Determine the angle x that will maximize the amount of water the trough can hold.

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    Re: Optimization problem!

    Quote Originally Posted by AButson View Post
    Can't seem to get started on this question: A trough for holding water is to be formed as shown in the figure below. Determine the angle x that will maximize the amount of water the trough can hold.

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    Is this the cross-sectional view of the trough?
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