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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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Solution re(2): Where did my math go wrong? | Comment 6 of 15 |
(In reply to re: Where did my math go wrong? by Charlie)

Thanks, Charlie.  My calculator uses degrees for the sine function (due to the current settings) I just expected Basic to behave the same way.

After modifying the program appropriately I get 180 returning a maximum area of 1591.5494... (5000/Pi), same as the rest of you.

I also updated my previous post to reflect the changes you asked for and the correct entry for the sine function.


  Posted by Erik O. on 2004-06-18 13:28:54
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