A 36-in. piece of string is cut into two pieces. One piece is used to form a circle while the other is used to form a square. How should the string be cut so that the sum of the areas is a minimum? Help! Thank you!
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one piece has length x ... make that length into a circle other piece has length (36-x) ... make that length into a square circumference, circle area, side of the square, square area, total area ...
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