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    Optimization 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

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    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

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    b) a minimum

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