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    The largest isosceles triangle

    Created the largest isosceles triangle drawn within a circle of R radius cm .if the radius is increasing at a rate 0.01 R cm/s
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    Largest in what way? Area? Perimeter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmer View Post
    Largest in what way? Area? Perimeter?
    Hello :Largest iin Area .... Thank you
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    It is fairly easy to show that the triangle with largest area inscribed in a circle is an equilateral triangle. Now, what do you mean by "create"? If the circle has radius R, then the inscribed equilateral triangle has side length [itex]\frac{2\sqrt{3}}{3}R[/tex] and area \frac{1}{2}R^2.
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