A piece of wire 29 m long is cut into two pieces. One piece is bent into a square and the other is bent into an equilateral triangle.
(a) How much wire should be used for the square in order to maximize the total area?
I thought the answer was: 29cm due having to use the whole wire to maximize the total area but I was wrong. Can someone help me out please.
(b How much wire should be used for the square in order to minimize the total area?
I said 10 because I found x=2.50 so 2.50(4)=10 but again I was mistaken.