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**BClary** A straight piece of wire is to be cut into two pieces. One piece is to be formed into a circle and the other piece into a square. Where should the wire be cut so that the sum of the areas of the circle and square will be greatest? The least?

I know the square area formula x=side, x(squared). The same stuff for the circle, x=circumference, x=2(Pi)r

I do not know the Length of the wire, but that length is a constant away (right?, I will assume this for now) so I will use “L”.

So the side of the square will be x, the circumference will be L-x

Stuck right here, not sure what to do next