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Fenced In (Posted on 2004-06-18) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A farmer wishes to enclose the maximum possible area with 100 meters of fence. The pasture is bordered by a straight cliff, which may be used as part of the fence. What is the maximum area that can be enclosed?

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re: Where did my math go wrong? | Comment 5 of 15 |
(In reply to Where did my math go wrong? by Erik O.)

One thing is that I is in degrees, but the sin() function is intended to work in radians. I think a similar thing is happening in the portion of your formula itself, but it's hard to tell as the symbols got scrambled.  Maybe you should repost the formulas you used, spelling out things like pi and theta or whatever symbols you used.
  Posted by Charlie on 2004-06-18 12:48:03

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