4. Find the area of the largest isosceles triangle inscribed in a semi-circle of radius 10 ft, the vertex of the triangle being at the center of the circle.

- July 4th 2009, 08:13 AMbanana_bananaOptimisation problem: isoscles triangle inscribed in semi-circle
4. Find the area of the largest isosceles triangle inscribed in a semi-circle of radius 10 ft, the vertex of the triangle being at the center of the circle.

- July 4th 2009, 08:22 AMGrandad
- July 4th 2009, 11:10 PMbanana_banana> Optimisation problem: isoscles triangle inscribed in semi-circle
- July 4th 2009, 11:22 PMmr fantastic
Grandad's reply does not require 'better' explaining. What needs better explaining is

*your*reply. Specifically, what is it that you didn't understand in Grandad's reply. eg. Are you familiar with the area formula that has been used? If not, then how are we meant to know this unless you say so.

By the way, did you bother to draw a diagram of the problem?