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#1 mudkip201

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 03:21 AM

a mathematician is given 20 feet of fencing and has to find the largest area possible using those 20 feet of fencing. what is the largest area?




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Posted 03 February 2008 - 04:38 AM

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#3 Gambler

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 05:08 AM

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:14 AM

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#5 bonanova

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:39 AM

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:30 AM

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#7 storm

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:01 AM

straight:

314.17 sq ft.

Twisted:

earths surface area- 314.17 sq ft.
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#8 roolstar

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:48 PM

straight:

314.17 sq ft.

Twisted:

earths surface area- 314.17 sq ft.



Actually the twisted version will be:

Earths surface area - 0 sq ft. (Why make a big area with the fence wire if you want to substract it from trhe Earth's area? Just put it somewhere on the floor in a ball)
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