Hey guys,

I'm really having a hard time cracking this one. If any of you could show me the first step or point me in the right direction, i'd REALLY appreciate it.

Thank you!

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- Feb 16th 2013, 04:16 AMHenryMerrildArea as a function (low level math)
Hey guys,

I'm really having a hard time cracking this one. If any of you could show me the first step or point me in the right direction, i'd REALLY appreciate it.

Thank you!

Attachment 27041 - Feb 16th 2013, 04:39 AMibduttRe: Area as a function (low level math)
Circumference of stitching = S = 2x + 2y + π x

Now S = 100 Thus 2x + 2y + π x = 100 that gives y = 50 – x - π/2 x

Area A = 2xy – + 1/2 π x^2 where y = 50 – x - π/2 x - Feb 16th 2013, 06:58 AMHenryMerrildRe: Area as a function (low level math)
Thanks for the help, mate!

But could you explain how you got there? :) - Feb 16th 2013, 07:15 AMHenryMerrildRe: Area as a function (low level math)
Nevermind, I see it now!

- Feb 16th 2013, 04:18 PMastartleddeerRe: Area as a function (low level math)
I would just like to raise a concern in that how awful the clarity of worded problems are becoming nowadays (this one just adds to all the others I've seen). Should it not read perimeter of stitching?

- Feb 16th 2013, 05:42 PMHallsofIvyRe: Area as a function (low level math)
However, this may be HenryMerrild's translation of the problem from a Norwegian original.