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    1.Determine the maximum area of a triangle that has a hypotenuse of 5 m.[/FONT][/COLOR]

    2.Determine the local maxima and local minima of the function sinx^3 +cosx^3 for (0,2pie)


    3. Two sides of a triangle have lengths of 1 m and 2 m. The angle between them is increasing at  pie/1000 rad/s.Determine the rate of change of the third side when the angle between the first two sides is pie/4
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    Quote Originally Posted by santatrue View Post
    [FONT='Cambria','serif']1.Determine the maximum area of a triangle that has a hypotenuse of 5 m.[/font]

    [FONT='Cambria','serif']2.[FONT='Cambria','serif']Determine the local maxima and local minima of the function sinx^3 +cosx^3 [FONT='Cambria','serif'] for (0,2pie)[/font][/font][/font]
    [FONT='Cambria','serif'][FONT='Cambria','serif']Two sides [/font]
    [FONT='Cambria','serif']Two sides 3. Two sides of a triangle have lengths of 1 m and 2 m. The angle between them is increasing at  pie/1000 rad/s.Determine[/font]
    [FONT='Cambria','serif']Determine the rate of change of the third side when the angle between the first two sides is pie/4[/font]
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    these are applications of first and second derivative tests.. why don't you give us what you have done so far and we'll check it for you..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalagota View Post
    these are applications of first and second derivative tests.. why don't you give us what you have done so far and we'll check it for you..

    of course i tried my best but cannot get to any answer

    would be great if you could help me instead of taunting me for my incapablity
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    Quote Originally Posted by santatrue View Post
    of course i tried my best but cannot get to any answer

    would be great if you could help me instead of taunting me for my incapablity
    I don't think he was taunting you o.O

    For the first exercise, let x be one of the sides of the triangle.
    Then, express the length of the third side with respect to the hypotenuse and x, using the Pythagorean theorem.
    --> area=x*(third side)/2=...a function of x...


    Edit : this is my 22th post ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo View Post
    Hi



    I don't think he was taunting you o.O

    For the first exercise, let x be one of the sides of the triangle.
    Then, express the length of the third side with respect to the hypotenuse and x, using the Pythagorean theorem.
    --> area=x*(third side)/2=...a function of x...


    Edit : this is my 22th post ^^
    sorry but i m still unable to continue after that

    i need many help even for the other questions
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    Quote Originally Posted by santatrue View Post
    1.Determine the maximum area of a triangle that has a hypotenuse of 5 m.[/font][/color]
    I'm assuming since we have the word "hypotenuse" we are dealing with a right triangle. So assume this right triangle has legs a and b. Then by the Pythagorean theorem we know that
    a^2 + b^2 = 25

    b = \sqrt{25 - a^2}

    The area of this triangle is
    A = \frac{1}{2}ab = \frac{1}{2}a \sqrt{25 - a^2}

    Use the first derivative to find the value of a that corresponds to the maximum area.

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