A piece of wire, 100cm long, is cut into two pieces. One piece is bent to form a square, and the other piece is bent to form a circle. Determine how the wire should be cut so that the total area enclosed is

a) a maximum

b) a minimum

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- March 7th 2010, 04:48 PMGoogleBotOptimization Question
A piece of wire, 100cm long, is cut into two pieces. One piece is bent to form a square, and the other piece is bent to form a circle. Determine how the wire should be cut so that the total area enclosed is

a) a maximum

b) a minimum

Thanks (Rofl) - March 7th 2010, 04:55 PMmr fantastic
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