Unformatted text preview: the area of a rectangle. The new equation created is area of a perimeter equal to the width subtracted by the width squared. To maximize the area we find the derivative of the equation which is dA/dw equal to one subtracted by two multiplied by the width. We make this equation equal to zero and solve for “w”. We get width equal to a half. This means that a half squared is equal to the maximum area, which is equal to onefourth....
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 Summer '09
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 Math, Elementary arithmetic, Darren Pinder

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