Start with a picture, with the semi-circle centered at the origin. Let top right corner of the rectangle have coordinates (x, y) where both x and y are positive (first quadrant).

since the point is located on the circle

The area is

Substitute into the area function so it depends on x or y, only. Then differentiate the area function to find either or . Then solve for critical numbers. You may want to verify that your solution is a max (and not a min) using one of the derivative tests.

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