Homework Problem: What is the largest possible area for a parallelogram that has pairs of sides with lengths 5 and 11? R(subscript)max=? Thanks
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Originally Posted by jonathanraxa Homework Problem: What is the largest possible area for a parallelogram that has pairs of sides with lengths 5 and 11? R(subscript)max=? Thanks The area of the parallelogram is Since this is a sine function that has not been translated vertically, its maximum value is equal to its amplitude.
Area of parallelogram= base * height Take 11 as the base. Height will be maximum when the parallelogram is a rectangle. So max area=11*5=55
Originally Posted by biffboy Area of parallelogram= base * height Take 11 as the base. Height will be maximum when the parallelogram is a rectangle. So max area=11*5=55 Which of course is when because that maximises the sine function, which I wrote in my post
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