I have a rectangle inscribed in the parabola defined by with one edge on the x-axis ?
Would I assume that edge on the x-axis is x or 2x?
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Your width is 2x, your height is y.
So area = b*h
Solve for 0
which one I use? positive or negative
So i'm guessing you're trying to maximize your area?
Seeing as we can't have negative dimensions, we use +.
Thanks man it just seems I keep getting all sorts of things confused
I get the dimsenions are
Looks good to me. Just remember, technically, our base is 2x, not x.
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