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    New Question!!! More inscribed questions!!

    A rectangle is inscribed under the curve y = e^-X^2, with its base along the x-axis. Determine the rectangle of largest area given that the base cannot exceed 4 units.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawrzjaja View Post
    A rectangle is inscribed under the curve y = e^-X^2, with its base along the x-axis. Determine the rectangle of largest area given that the base cannot exceed 4 units.
    did you draw a diagram?

    notice that the height of the inscribed rectangle will be e^{-x^2} and the base will be 2x, where x is the distance from the y-axis to the bottom right corner of the rectangle.

    What is the formula for the area? This is what you must maximize
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